Celebrate a great British tradition and embrace the spirit of this magical evening. Tradition met high jinks in 2010 as Jirí Belohlávek conducted his second Last Night, while the spirit of Henry Wood presided, as always, over the grand finale of the BBC Proms. Renée Fleming lends her lustrous soprano to music by Strauss, Dvorák and Smetana. A festive new piece by Jonathan Dove opens the evening; brilliant young viola player Maxim Rysanov gives Tchaikovsky's popular cello variations a new voice; a contemporary hornpipe forms an upbeat to anniversary composer Arne's Rule, Britannia!, while traces of the season's Wood, Parry, Wagner, Rodgers and Hammerstein and opera themes run throughout the concert.
Tracklisting - Jonathan Dove a Song of Joys - Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien - Tchaikovsky, Arr. Rysanov Rococo Variations - Parry Blest Pair of Sirens - R. Strauss Verführung, Op. 33 No. 1 - Vision, Op. 48 No. 1 - Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2 - Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4 - Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1 - Chabrier Joyeuse Marche - Smetana Dalibor - 'dobrá! Já Mu Je Dám! ... Jak Je Mi?' - Dvorák Rusalka - Song to the Moon - Vaughan Williams Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra - Prelude and Galop - Wagner Lohengrin - Bridal Chorus - Rodgers and Hammerstein Carousel - 'you'll Never Walk Alone' - Trad, Orch. Nic Raine Fisher's Hornpipe - Arne, Arr. Sargent Rule, Britannia! - Parry, Orch. Elgar Jerusalem - Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in d Major ('land of Hope and Glory') - The National Anthem