Afternoon on 3 - Prom 48/Liszt, Wagner, Berlioz
Presented by Ian Skelly. BBC Proms 2009: The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, bringing together young Arab and Israeli musicians in what conductor Daniel Barenboim calls 'an orchestra against ignorance', celebrates its tenth birthday with a two-day Proms residency. The ensemble was founded in Weimar, taking its name from a poetry collection by Goethe, and this concert revisits those roots with music by Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz. West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Daniel Barenboim (conductor) Liszt: Les Preludes Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique 4.30pm Barber: Cello Sonata, Op 6 Claudio Bohorquez (cello) Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano).