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Prom 56 (part 2): Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Litton

Episode 2 of 2

The conclusion of a Prom in which Andrew Litton conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Alissa Firsova: Bergen's Bonfire. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

Live at BBC Proms: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Andrew Litton perform music by Ørjan Matre and, Mendelssohn (with violinist Alina Ibragimova), Alissa Firsova and Stravinsky.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore

Ørjan Matre: preSage (world premiere of this version)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

20.15 pm INTERVAL

20.35 pm
Alissa Firsova: Bergen's Bonfire
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)

Is there a better-known or better-loved violin concerto than Mendelssohn's? Following her two solo Late Night Proms and Proms Saturday Matinee appearance with Apollo's Fire, violinist Alina Ibragimova returns to perform this inventive and charming work with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra also presents music by the young Norwegian Ørjan Matre and a new work inspired by Norse mythology by Russian-British composer Alissa Firsova. This season's series of three Stravinsky ballets written for the Ballets Russes reaches a tumultuous climax with The Rite of Spring, as ferocious and exhilarating a musical assault now as it was at its notorious Paris premiere over a century ago.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Thu 27 Aug 2015 20:35

Music Played

  • Firsova

    Bergen's Bonfire

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Anna Disley-Simpson

    Chrysalis

    Orchestra: Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt: Death of Åse

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Scythian Suite, Movement II: "The Evil God and the Dance of the Pagan Monsters"

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.

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