Morning Glories: Final week of BBC Proms

September 2, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.

It's our last week of BBC Proms on Morning Glories, leading up to the Last Night of the Proms, which we'll air on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m.


Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1

Stephen Hough, piano; Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati

Stephen Hough is multi-talented: he not only plays the piano, but composes, paints, and writes for print and the Web.


Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

English Chamber Orchestra/Paul Watkins

Perhaps the single most famous work of British orchestral music.


Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Lisa Batiashvili, violin; BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo

Like many notable composers, Sibelius wrote only one violin concerto. Our star soloist will be Lisa Batiashvili, from the Republic of Georgia.


Richard Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra/Philippe Jordan

An outstanding youth orchestra notes the 2013 Wagner bicentennial.


Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Marin Alsop

We'll hear from Marin Alsop again on Last Night of the Proms — she'll be the first woman to conduct that unique concert.

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