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
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.