At the 2013 BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, London, Marin Alsop becomes the first woman conductor to preside over one of the most spectacular concerts in the international classical music calendar – The Last Night of the Proms.
In the 15 years of close association with Naxos, Marin Alsop has recorded 40 CDs ranging from Brahms and Barber to Dvořák, Prokofiev and Leonard Bernstein.
To celebrate one of Marin Alsop’s career highlights and an important moment in music history, Naxos has produced a dedicated video featuring interview with Marin. The Gramophone has also prepared a Marin Alsop special edition for digital distribution. Be sure to check them out, and we hope you enjoy them!
Marin Alsop fell in love with Brahms at the age of twelve. That affinity with his music has matured over the years and finds its latest expression in one of the master’s best-known works – A German Requiem – which she directed at this year’s BBC Promenade Concerts on August 17 before making history as the first ever female conductor of the Last Night of the Proms.
Accompany Alsop on her illuminating journey through the life-affirming message of Brahms’ choral masterpiece:
“It’s a requiem for all humanity, a requiem about the living, rather than the dead or dying.”