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Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony

First performed: Sun 31 July 2016

Recorded at the BBC Proms in 2016, Tom Service and Nicholas Collon harness the power of an orchestra playing from memory to get under the skin of Mozart’s masterpiece, with a musically-illustrated exploration of the final movement. We then perform the ‘Jupiter’ entirely from memory, without chairs, sheet music or music stands. As part of this broadcast, you’ll also hear directly from the players about the fascinating and rewarding process of committing a whole symphony to memory.

Filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31 July 2016.
Staging concept by Aurora Orchestra.
Footage courtesy of BBC Proms.

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