Prom 14: Holst - The Planets

Prom 14: Holst - The Planets

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Summary

Live at the BBC Proms, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson, perform Holst's The Planets, with the CBSO Youth Chorus joining for the ethereal ending. Proms favourite, John Wilson, makes his first appearance at the Proms as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new Associate Guest Conductor. Here he swaps Hollywood and Broadway classics for another of his personal passions: the great British symphonic classics. Holst's galactic suite conjures up the epic scope of a movie blockbuster in luminous music of infinite vistas, while Vaughan Williams's enigmatic final symphony also revels in an augmented sound-world: it's a piece Wilson sees as a suitably radical counterpart to The Planets. Presented by Kate Molleson, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. CBSO Youth Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Wilson. Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 9. 7.05 Interval: Proms Extra. Martin Handley talks to the musicologist Kate Kennedy and film director Tony Palmer about tonight's music, and the relationship between Vaughan Williams and Holst. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union. 7.25 Holst: The Planets.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Kate Molleson
Producer Douglas Templeton
Music