Thursday, August 31, 2006

On Music, Mathematics, And The Sublime

From On An Overgrown Path's essay and London Proms summer listening suggestions -- an essay entitled "The BBC Proms, Music, and Mathematics":

Thursday 31 August

Bruckner Symphony No 9 conductor Jiří Bělohlávek


Thursday 31 August 10.00pm

Kurtag Songs of Despair and Sorrow

Schumann Four Songs for double chorus

Feldman Rothko Chapel

BBC Singers, Nash Ensemble conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Stephen Cleobury.


Friday September 1

Hanspeter Kyburz Noesis, Berlin Philharmonic conductor Simon Rattle


All the concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and as web casts. All Proms should be available for seven days after broadcast on the BBC listen again service, but check BBC listings for confirmation. Concert start times are 07.30pm British Summer Time unless otherwise stated.

Caspar David Friedrich: Einsamer Baum, Öl auf Leinwand, 1822, 55x71 cm, Galerie der Romantik, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Image credit: Copyright 1999 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany. With thanks.


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