Prom 28 (part 2): J Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven
Vadim Repin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles live at the BBC Proms. Music includes a performance of James MacMillan's Violin Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Johann Strauss II: By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz
James MacMillan: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Vadim Repin (violin)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor)
A renowned interpreter of Austro-German repertoire, Donald Runnicles opens this concert with arguably the most famous waltz in the world - The Blue Danube - and the evening ends with the symphony which has one of the most recognisable openings of all time, Beethoven's Fifth.
James MacMillan's Violin Concerto, which was premiered by Vadim Repin in 2010, is the centrepiece of the concert. The concerto is influenced strongly by Scottish traditional music, as the composer says "Fiddle music has long been under my skin, and in writing a violin concerto it is inevitable that it would rise up to the surface. Its roots are in song and dance, and these most ancient modes of expression and storytelling are at the heart of my new work."
An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Monday 5th August at 2pm.