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Prom 35: Enigma Variations

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 13 August 2019 at 19:00
Festival: BBC Proms
Kalevi Aho, Sally Beamish, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Richard Blackford, Gavin Bryars, Brett Dean, Dai Fujikura, Wim Henderickx, Colin Matthews, Anthony Payne, John Pickard, David Sawer, Iris ter Schiphorst and Judith WeirPictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B. New ‘Enigma’ variations (BBC commission: world premiere)
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)Serenade to Music
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)Song of Destiny
Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)‘Enigma’ Variations

Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is the inspiration for a new work commissioned from 14 living composers as a special birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins, who turns 60 today. Elgar’s original set also features, as do Vaughan Williams’s exquisite Serenade to Music and Brahms’s ‘Little Requiem’, the Song of Destiny.

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