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Smetana, Prokofiev

BBC Proms, 2012 Season, Prom 15 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
2 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 July 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's passionate 7th symphony and Vadim Gluzman makes his debut at the Proms as the soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1

George Szell's orchestration of Smetana's autobiographical and poignant first string quartet, 'From My Life' makes its first appearance at the Proms tonight, as does tonight's tonight's artist, Vadim Gluzman. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform Prokofiev's magical first Violin Concerto. And from the fairy-tale romance of the latter to the dark passion of Dvorak's Seventh Symphony - its premiere was directed here in London by the composer himself.

Smetana, Orch. Szell: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life'.
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

Vadim Gluzman (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 31st July at 2pm.

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