BBC Proms
3 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2013 Prom 28: J. Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven Prom 28: J. Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven

Prom 28: J. Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven

Played

19:30 Saturday 3 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall

  • Johann Strauss II 1825–1899
  • By the Beautiful Blue Danube – waltz (10 mins)
  • James MacMillan b.1959
  • Violin Concerto (25 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Overture 'Coriolan' Overture 'Coriolan' Also known as: Overture 'Coriolan', Op 62 (8 mins)
  • Symphony No 5 in C minor Symphony No 5 in C minor Also known as: Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (33 mins)

About this event

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Vadim Repin in James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto. Written for Repin’s big-boned Russian sound and premiered in 2010, the concerto is threaded through with allusions to the traditional fiddle music and Scottish laments that MacMillan regards as the ‘ancient modes of expression and storytelling’.

The concentrated drama of Beethoven’s 1807 ‘Coriolan’ overture acts as an up-beat to his Fifth Symphony, its opening four-note motif as arresting today as it was in 1808.

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