Prom 19: Alina Ibragimova plays Bach
Recorded at the BBC Proms 2015, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents the first of two concerts in which Alina Ibragimova performs all six of Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin.
BBC Proms 2015: the first of two late-night concerts in which Alina Ibragimova performs all six of Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV 1001
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin, BWV 1002
Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor for solo violin, BWV 1003
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
When you place a single, solo instrumentalist in the Royal Albert Hall, a peculiar alchemy occurs.
Suddenly the huge space becomes charged with a collective energy, a concentration that amplifies the emotions and gestures of the music performed. When that happens at a Late Night Prom, it's particularly magical. Violinist Alina Ibragimova takes us back to what can seem like the purest expression of music, performing Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, split across two concerts, the second of which can be heard tomorrow evening at 9.20pm.