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Classic Quartets at the BBC

Classic Quartets at the BBC

Celebrating the world of the string quartet in a journey through 50 years of BBC archive.

Ceiliúradh na Féile Pádraig

Ceiliúradh na Féile Pádraig

John Toal and Pauline Scanlon introduce an evening of music from the Glassworks in Derry.

Part 1 - Das Rheingold

1. Wagner's Ring Cycle: Part 1 - Das Rheingold

The dwarf Alberich steals a priceless treasure and uses it to forge a magic ring.

2017 - Highlights

New Year's Day Concert: 2017 - Highlights

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in its traditional concert.

Live from Vienna 2017

New Year's Day Concert: Live from Vienna 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Gustavo Dudamel perform live.

Classic Cellists at the BBC

Classic Cellists at the BBC

Celebrating the world of the cello through some of its greatest interpreters.

Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of a Maestro

Young, Gifted and Classical: The Making of a Maestro

Film about Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who became the first black winner of BBC Young Musician.

Frankenstein from The Royal Ballet

Frankenstein from The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet presents a work based on Mary Shelley's gothic novel, Frankenstein.

Aberfan: A Concert to Remember

Aberfan: A Concert to Remember

Highlights of a concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy.

But Is It Music? (1945-1989)

2. In Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers: But Is It Music? (1945-1989)

How the crisis of writing music in a post-war world was met in very different ways.

Radical Movements (1912-1941)

1. In Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers: Radical Movements (1912-1941)

Featuring footage of Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Copland, Walton, Shostakovich and others.

The Last Night of the Proms from Around the UK

BBC Proms: 2016, The Last Night of the Proms from Around the UK

Classical and contemporary performances from Colwyn Bay, Glasgow, Belfast and London.

Episode 4

4. All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge: Episode 4

It is the grand final. One orchestra wins the chance to perform at Proms in the Park.

Episode 3

3. All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge: Episode 3

The remaining orchestras take on the concerto - a piece featuring a virtuoso soloist.

Proms in the Park - Live from Glasgow Green

BBC Proms: 2016, Proms in the Park - Live from Glasgow Green

The BBC SSO and a host of stars perform live on the last night of the Proms.

Last Night of the Proms, Part Two

BBC Proms: 2016, Last Night of the Proms, Part Two

Katie Derham introduces the second half of the Last Night of the Proms.

Last Night of the Proms, Part One

BBC Proms: 2016, Last Night of the Proms, Part One

Katie Derham introduces the final concert of the 2016 BBC Proms.

Verdi Requiem

BBC Proms: 2016, Verdi Requiem

The 2016 Proms season draws to a close with Verdi's Requiem.

Episode 2

2. All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge: Episode 2

The four remaining amateur orchestras must get to grips with the challenges of opera.

CBSO Plays Tchaikovsky

BBC Proms: 2016, CBSO Plays Tchaikovsky

Featuring Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and Mozart's overture to The Magic Flute.

Episode 7

7. BBC Proms: Proms Extra 2016, Episode 7

Katie Derham is joined by Lesley Garrett, Mark Simpson and Simone Young.

Simon Rattle Conducts the Berlin Philharmonic

BBC Proms: 2016, Simon Rattle Conducts the Berlin Philharmonic

Mahler's Symphony no 7, preceded by a short work by Pierre Boulez entitled Eclat.

Episode 1

1. All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge: Episode 1

The first challenge is to master that pinnacle of orchestral playing - the symphony.

Barenboim Conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

BBC Proms: 2016, Barenboim Conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Including two Wagner overtures, Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 and Jorg Widmann's Con Brio.

Episode 6

6. BBC Proms: Proms Extra 2016, Episode 6

A touch of Brazil hits Proms Extra as the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra is discussed.

Mozart Requiem

BBC Proms: 2016, Mozart Requiem

Including the concert aria Per questa bella mano and the Clarinet Concerto in A major.

Mozart from Memory

BBC Proms: 2016, Mozart from Memory

The Aurora Orchestra tackle Mozart's final symphony entirely from memory.

Mark Elder Conducts the Halle

BBC Proms: 2016, Mark Elder Conducts the Halle

Including Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

BBC Proms: 2016, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Works by Marlos Nobre, Grieg, Villa-Lobos and Rachmaninov are performed.

Jamie Cullum Prom

BBC Proms: 2016, Jamie Cullum Prom

Jamie Cullum offers his own take on a collection of classic pop songs.

Quincy Jones Prom

BBC Proms: 2016, Quincy Jones Prom

Celebrating the career of composer, arranger, producer and conductor Quincy Jones.

Ravel and Rachmaninov

BBC Proms: 2016, Ravel and Rachmaninov

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in three popular classics.

Episode 5

5. BBC Proms: Proms Extra 2016, Episode 5

This episode looks at Rachmaninov and visits the Proms at Shakespeare's Globe.

Gershwin Gala with the John Wilson Orchestra

BBC Proms: 2016, Gershwin Gala with the John Wilson Orchestra

The John Wilson Orchestra celebrate the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin.

Episode 4

4. BBC Proms: Proms Extra 2016, Episode 4

Katie Derham looks at highlights from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Holst's Planets.

Episode 3

3. BBC Proms: Proms Extra 2016, Episode 3

Mahler's Third Symphony, the David Bowie Prom and Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.