21 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 21 August

From Upbeat, 11:12 am on 21 August 2018


The Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Netherlands has announced Manfred Honeck and Michael Sanderling as stand in replacements following the sacking of Daniele Gatti following allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Conductor Manfred Honeck

Conductor Manfred Honeck Photo: wikicommons

1pm “A London Symphony”

Our series covering the BBC Proms continues. Today it’s the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Manze. We’ll hear symphonies from Haydn and Vaughan Williams which offer two contrasting musical portraits of London. Boisterous urban energy pulses through Haydn’s final Symphony, No. 104, while Vaughan Williams shows us the city in more contemplative mood.

Joseph Haydn

Portrait of Joseph Haydn Photo: Thomas Hardy, Public Domain


The second half of today’s Proms matinee “A London Symphony”, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.