Prom 42 Lest We Forget

The Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, Inner London, Greater London SW7 2AP
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Part of the BBC Proms.

Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad reflects a world on the brink of collapse while Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony is a vision of war-ravaged France. Like Butterworth, both Rudi Stephan and Frederick Kelly were killed in the First World War; the latter's exquisite Elegy for strings was performed at his own memorial concert. Stephan's Music for Orchestra (1912) finds a desperate intensity in its Expressionist colours.