BBC Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Adès, with cellist Paul Watkins, Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) and Simon Keenlyside (baritone).
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Lutosławski: Concerto for Cello
Thomas Adès: 'Totentanz' (world premiere)
(Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and soloists Christianne Stotijn and Simon Keenlyside in the world premiere of his 'Totentanz', a commission in memory of Lutosławski, which sets an anonymous fifteenth-century text that accompanied a frieze destroyed when Lübeck’s Marienkirche was bombed in World War II.)
(Note: in the Royal College of Music at 5.45pm, a Proms Plus Literary event. Writer Eva Hoffman talks to Rana Mitter about the proliferation of contemporary literature and visual arts created by Polish artists. Free.)