BBC NOW conducted by Tadaaki Otaka. Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto in D minor (soloist: Chloe Hanslip). Grace Williams: Fairest of Stars.
Chloë Hanslip, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Tadaaki Otaka live at the BBC Proms in an all-British programme including music by Walton, Elgar and Grace Williams
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Christopher Cook
Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Vaughan Williams: Concerto accademico
Grace Williams: Fairest of Stars
Elgar: Overture 'Froissart', Op 19
Walton: Symphony No. 2
Chloë Hanslip (violin)
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)
Elgar's Froissart overture throbs with national pride and swagger, while Walton's Second Symphony sustains an altogether darker, more contemplative mood. British violinist Chloë Hanslip is the soloist in Vaughan Williams's rarely heard Concerto accademico - a work whose lyrical slow movement and dancing finale are anything but 'academic'. The concert also features Welsh composer Grace Williams's ecstatic, neo-Straussian Fairest of Stars for soprano and orchestra, a musical celebration of Milton's poetry.
[This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 11th August at 2pm].
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