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    Proms favourite Marin Alsop returns prior to her second Last Night appearance for an all-Brahms evening.

    The Academic Festival Overture is an ebullient work the composer himself described as ‘a very boisterous potpourri of student songs’, and there’s also a rare opportunity to hear the epic Triumphlied – celebrating German victories in the Franco-Prussian War in choral settings of striking power and vividness.

    American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is the soloist in Brahms’s glorious Alto Rhapsody, and completing the concert is Brahms’s First Symphony – a work nicknamed ‘Beethoven’s 10th’ for its obvious debt to the elder composer.

  • Programme

    Brahms
    Academic Festival Overture 11’

    Alto Rhapsody 13’

    Triumphlied 25’

    interval

    Symphony No. 1 in C minor 45’

    Jamie Barton mezzo-soprano
    Benjamin Appl baritone

    Choir of the Enlightenment
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Marin Alsop conductor