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Holst, Elgar

Episode 2 of 2

Vassily Sinaisky conducts Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) and the BBC Philharmonic. Holst: Invocation. Elgar: Enigma Variations.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky, continues his exploration of less-frequented corners of the repertoire, proceeding from an invigorating British concert-opener to an uncommon yet inescapably familiar concerto.
Inspired by the fact that Bach and Beethoven arranged their own violin concertos for the keyboard, Dejan Lazić has done the same for the Brahms with engagingly idiomatic results.
Julian Lloyd Webber is an ardent champion of Holst's Invocation. The concert ends with the masterpiece that put Elgar's name on the world's musical map, with his affectionate sketches of 'friends pictured within' - a firm favourite that retains its own aura of mystery.

Holst: Invocation
Elgar: Enigma Variations

Dejan Lazić (piano)
Julian Lloyd-Webber (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 16th August at 2.30pm.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Thu 11 Aug 2011 20:50

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Music Played

  • Gustav Holst

    Invocation Op.19`2 for cello and orchestra [1911]

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cello Performer: BBC Philharmonic

  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: BBC Philharmonic


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