BBC Prom 2017-07-25: Vaughan Williams & Holst

BBC live prom from the Royal Albert Hall

25th July 2017

Presented by Kate Molleson

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.9 in E minor
Holst: The Planets

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor
CBSO Youth Chorus

01 Introduction
02 Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.9 in E minor
03 Introduction to Holst
04 Holst - The Planets

Proms favourite, John Wilson, makes his first appearance at the Proms as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new Associate Guest Conductor. Here he swaps Hollywood and Broadway classics for another of his personal passions: the great British symphonic classics. Holst's galactic suite conjures up the epic scope of a movie blockbuster in luminous music of infinite vistas, while Vaughan Williams's enigmatic final symphony also revels in an augmented sound-world: it's a piece Wilson sees as a suitably radical counterpart to The Planets.