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Prom 16 (part 1): Oriental Promise

BBC Proms, 2014 Season, Prom 16 Episode 1 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Tonight's visitors from Istanbul make their Proms debut, bringing the intoxicating East as filtered through Western ears. Sneak into Mozart's harem and witness the magnificent Queen of Sheba (in views by Handel and Respighi). Balakirev and Holst offer folk colourings from further afield

Balakirev, orch. Lyapunov: Islamey - oriental fantasy
Holst: Beni Mora
Gabriel Prokofiev: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

7.30pm Interval

Mozart: Die Entf├╝hrung aus dem Serail - overture
Handel, arr. Beecham: Solomon - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba

Daniel Hope (violin)
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 30th July at 2pm

Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its Proms debut with a classical celebration of the Orient. Sneak into Mozart's harem, witness the magnificent Queen of Sheba in portraits by both Handel and Respighi, and enjoy the insistent rhythms and swaying hips of Balakirev's oriental fantasy Islamey. The concert also features a new violin concerto from Gabriel Prokofiev, commemorating the First World War centenary.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Jul 2014 18:30