A Prom featuring the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Neville Marriner. Beethoven: Symphony No 1. Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1. Walton: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Neville Marriner, recorded last Sunday at the BBC Proms, play music by Walton, and Joshua Bell appears as soloist and director in Bruch's violin concerto
Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Walton Arr. C. Palmer: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario
Joshua Bell (violin & director)
John Hurt (narrator)
Trinity Boys Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
In his First Symphony Beethoven retained the 18th-century grace and wit of Haydn and Mozart, adding his own forward-looking innovations.
Bruch's First Violin Concerto is pure, swooning 19th- century Romanticism, while Walton's Henry V recalls a golden age of 20th-century film music. Sir Neville Marriner, 90 this year, returns to conduct the arrangement of Henry V he himself premiered in 1988. Joshua Bell, the Music Director of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, leads and directs the orchestra in Beethoven's First Symphony, and directs from the solo violin in the Bruch.
First broadcast 10th August 2014.