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Prom 32 (part 1): Beethoven, Bruch and Walton

BBC Proms, 2014, Prom 32 Episode 1 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Neville Marriner live at the BBC Proms play music by Walton, and Joshua Bell appears as soloist and director in Bruch's violin concerto

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

5.00pm Interval

5.20pm
Walton Arr. C. Palmer: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario

Joshua Bell (violin & director)
John Hurt (narrator)
Trinity Boys Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)

In his First Symphony Beethoven retained the 18th-century grace and wit of Haydn and Mozart, adding his own forward-looking innovations.

Bruch's First Violin Concerto is pure, swooning 19th- century Romanticism, while Walton's Henry V recalls a golden age of 20th-century film music. Sir Neville Marriner, 90 this year, returns to conduct the arrangement of Henry V he himself premiered in 1988. Joshua Bell, the Music Director of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, leads and directs the orchestra in Beethoven's First Symphony, and directs from the solo violin in the Bruch.

Prom 32 repeat Sunday 17th August 1600-1815.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Aug 2014 16:00

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