Viennese Night at the BBC Proms

BBC Proms, 1974-1979 – With James Loughran, Walter Susskind and János Fürst

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Hallé Orchestra
James Loughran — Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Walter Susskind — Conductor
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
János Fürst — Conductor

Program notes

Themed evenings have been a feature of Proms history. From the very first season of the Promenade Concerts in 1895, through the lifespan of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts to the BBC Proms over a century later, there have been Wagner nights, Beethoven nights and, since 1947, Viennese nights on a regular basis. In post-war Britain these proved to be immensely popular, with conductors such as Malcolm Sargent, John Barbirolli, John Pritchard and Vilém Tausky (sadly, not preserved on film) turning Viennese Night at the Proms into light-hearted musical events whose spirit and atmosphere rivalled those of the traditional Last Night of the Proms in tems of the audience's uninhibited and vociferous participative enjoyment of 'typical' Viennese music – the waltzes, marches and polkas of the Strauss dynasty, Lehár and von Suppé, among others.

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Venue: Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 2011
Recording date: 1974-1979
Duration: 3 min
Production: © BBC Worldwide Limited, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
Resolution: SD