BBC PROMS Film Music Prom

Music, Classical and opera
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The BBC Concert Orchestra under Keith Lockhart, with pianist Valentina Lisitsa and viola player Lawrence Power.

Addinsell: 'Warsaw Concerto' (from 'Dangerous Moonlight')

Alwyn: 'The True Glory' – March

Bennett: 'Lady Caroline Lamb' – suite

Lucas: 'Ice Cold in Alex' – March

Walton: 'Battle of Britain' – excerpts

and music from space and science-fiction titles, including '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'Alien', 'Independence Day', 'Star Wars' and 'Superman'

(A parade of excerpts from great British film scores conjures up a world of stiff upper lips and suicide missions, while the late Richard Rodney Bennett’s lyrical 'Lady Caroline Lamb' suite portrays the literary adventures who captured Byron’s heart.

Superheroes and space travellers dominate the second half, with music by Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss, John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.)

(Note: at 5.45pm in the Royal College of Music there is a Proms Plus Literary event. Matthew Sweet considers the ways in which film composers have risen to the challenge of capturing the sound of dark matter and distant planets.)


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