iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Prokofiev

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Prokofiev

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 October 2011

Live from The Lighthouse, Poole

Presented by Catherine Bott

For our first visit of the season to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's home hall, Principal Conductor, Kirill Karabits conducts a programme that begins with an operatic overture by Berlioz and ends with Prokofiev's wartime symphonic masterpiece. Between them comes one of the most popular of all violin concertos in which orchestra and conductor are joined by the renowned French violinist Renaud Capuçon.

The popularity of the overture that Berlioz wrote for Benvenuto Cellini has outlasted that of the opera from which it is taken by a long way - it's one of his most characteristic scores, full of long lyrical melody and colourful orchestration. Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is much loved, with its fiery opening and sparkling finale separated by the songful slow movement. Prokofiev's 5th Symphony, written during the 2nd World War, managed to make some subtle musical points whilst keeping the Soviet authorities happy - a masterful balancing act that produced one of the 20th-century's most powerful symphonies. Ukrainian-born Kirill Karabits has proved himself to be a fine conductor of colourful scores like these and his partnership with the outstanding French violinist Renaud Capuçon is bound to be an exciting one.

Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B Flat Major

Renaud Capuçon (violin)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor).

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss