With Penny Gore
A welcome return to the Proms for this polished German chamber orchestra in the second of the season's Beethoven Nights which revive a tradition common during the first decades of the Proms. Tonight, Artistic Director Paavo Jarvi conducts three works by Beethoven beginning with theFirst Symphony in which he staked his claim as rightful heir to the Classical symphonic tradition. The orchestra is joined by American soloist Hilary Hahn in the richly expressive Violin Concerto - a work whose technical difficulties make it a pinnacle of the violin repertoire. The programme concludes with the Fifth Symphony with its explosive opening four-note motive among the most recognised and arresting beginnings to any work of classical music. Presented by Katie Derham.
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor
Hilary Hahn (violin)
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Jarvi (conductor)
Followed by highlights from last year's Hay Festival including:
Bach arr. Busoni: Chaconne in D minor
Grieg: Sonata for piano in E minor, Op 7
Boris Giltburg (piano).