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From the Royal Albert Hall. Royal Philharmonic/Peter Maxwell Davies in Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Maxwell Davies: Violin Concerto No 2 - UK premiere (Daniel Hope - violin).

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Donald Macleod.

A long-time resident of the Orkney Islands, master of the Queen's music Peter Maxwell Davies celebrates his 75th birthday by conducting Mendelssohn's sea-sprayed Hebridean overture and the UK premiere of his own new violin concerto, inspired by traditional Orkney folk and fiddle music. It was written for the soloist, Daniel Hope, and commissioned by Mendelssohn's own orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, who gave the work's premiere.

Daniel Hope (violin)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)

Mendelssohn: Overture (The Hebrides)
Peter Maxwell Davies: Violin Concerto No 2 (Fiddler on the Shore) - UK premiere.

35 minutes

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Tue 8 Sep 2009 19:00

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