The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic orchestra under Sasha Goetzel. Balakirev, orch Lyapunov: Islamey. Holst: Beni Mora. Gabriel Prokofiev: Violin Concerto (soloist: Daniel Hope).
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Tonight's visitors from Istanbul make their Proms debut, bringing the intoxicating East as filtered through Western ears. Sneak into Mozart's harem and witness the magnificent Queen of Sheba (in views by Handel and Respighi). Balakirev and Holst offer folk colourings from further afield
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)
An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 30th July at 2pm
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.
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