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Prom 16: Oriental Promise

The debut Prom of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic. Balakirev, orch Lyapunov: Islamey. Holst: Beni Mora. Gabriel Prokofiev: Violin Concerto. Plus Mozart, Handel and Respighi.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded last night at the Royal Albert Hall, making their BBC Proms debut with music by Mozart, Handel, Respighi, Balakirev and Holst.

Presented by Martin Handley

Balakirev, orch. Lyapunov: Islamey - oriental fantasy
Holst: Beni Mora
Gabriel Prokofiev: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - overture
Handel, arr. Beecham: Solomon - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba

Daniel Hope (violin)
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra
Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its Proms debut with a classical celebration of the Orient. Sneak into Mozart's harem, witness the magnificent Queen of Sheba in portraits by both Handel and Respighi, and enjoy the insistent rhythms and swaying hips of Balakirev's oriental fantasy Islamey. The concert also features a new violin concerto from Gabriel Prokofiev, commemorating the First World War centenary.

First broadcast on Tuesday 29 July 2014.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Islamey – oriental fantasy (orch. Lyapunov)

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Gustav Holst

    Beni Mora

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Gabriel Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Daniel Hope.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Entführung aus dem Serail - overture

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Solomon – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (arr. Beecham)

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin

    Kocekce

    Conductor: Sascha Goetzel. Orchestra: The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra.

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