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Jonas Kaufmann to Sing 'Rule, Britannia!' at the Last Night of the Proms

Magazine article Gramophone

Jonas Kaufmann to Sing 'Rule, Britannia!' at the Last Night of the Proms

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The 2015 BBC Proms season has been unveiled: 92 concerts of classical music (from Friday July 17 to Saturday September 12), all of which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

The Last Night will be conducted once again by Marin Alsop, who first led the celebrations in 2013. She will be joined by renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann (who will sing 'Rule, Britannia!'), soprano Danielle de Niese and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

A particular focus of this year's Proms is the piano. A total of 25 solo pianists will make an appearance, including Maria Joao Pires (playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Bernard Haitink on August 28) and Elisabeth Leonskaja (performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit on August 19). In addition, Leif Ove Andsnes will be performing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, alongside all five of the composer's piano concertos. …

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