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Prom 46 - Viktoria Mullova, Matthew Barley

Andrew McGregor presents a Prom in which violinist Viktoria Mullova, cellist Matthew Barley and friends perform music from the classical, jazz, folk and gypsy traditions.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

A concert celebrating the special partnership of Russian-born violinist Viktoria Mullova and her husband, British cellist Matthew Barley. Together with three friends they explore folk, gypsy and jazz-inpired music that encompasses a masterpiece by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly and the worlds of the Modern Jazz Quartet and the American jazz-rock group Weather Report.

As well as making an intriguing programme, the music in the concert says something about Viktoria Mullova herself. According to her husband, she 'loves simplicity and emotional directness and power, as well as virtuosity that comes from the heart and for the heart (as opposed to showing off)'.

Bratsch, Arr. Barley: Bi Lovengo
John Lewis/Bratch, Arr. Barley: Django
Kodaly: Duo, Op. 7
Joe Zawinul, Arr. Barley: Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat
Matthew Barley: Yura
Joe Zawinul, Arr. Barley: The Peasant
DuOud, Arr. Barley: For Nedim (for Nadia)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Matthew Barley (cello)
Julian Joseph (piano)
Paul Clarvis (percussion)
Sam Walton (percussion).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bratsch

    Bi Lovengo

    Arranger: Barley

  • John Lewis


    Arranger: Matthew Barley Performer: Matthew Barley - Cello

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Duo Op.7 for violin and cello

    Performer: Matthew BARLEY - Cello Performer: Viktoria MULLOVA - Violin

  • Joe Zawinul

    The Pursuit of the woman with the feathered hat

    Arranger: Matthew Barley Performer: Matthew Barley - Cello

  • Matthew Barley


  • Joe Zawinul

    The Peasant

    Arranger: Barley

  • DuOuD

    For Nedim (for Nadia)

    Arranger: Barley


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