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Prom 34: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

A Prom featuring the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits. Britten: Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes). Korngold: Violin Concerto. Prokofiev: Symphony No 5.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear the violinist Nicola Benedetti with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits in Korngold's Violin Concerto. Plus music by Britten and Prokofiev's Symphony No.5. Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley.

2pm
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'

2.20pm:
Korngold: Violin Concerto

2.45pm:
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Nicola Benedetti (violin)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)

A musical snapshot of 1945 - a world emerging from the haze of war into the neon glow of Hollywood and new-found hope. Three contrasting works sum up the spirit of this charged year: Britten's Peter Grimes, reinventing English opera; Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, striving after the 'grandeur of the human spirit'; and Korngold's Violin Concerto. Hailed in his youth as a 'genius' and a 'miracle' by no lesser figures than Mahler and Puccini respectively, Korngold's reputation still rests mainly on his luscious film music. The Violin Concerto combines his instinct for melody (themes are borrowed from four of his finest film scores) with classical virtuosity and structural elegance. The soloist here is Proms regular Nicola Benedetti, a passionate champion of this unaccountably neglected work.

[First heard on 10th August]

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Marietta's Lied (from the opera 'Die Tote Stadt')

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No.5 in B flat major

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • George Enescu

    Legende for trumpet and piano

    Performer: HÃ¥kan Hardenberger. Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments musicaux

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