From the Royal Albert Hall, BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Thomas Sondergard. Bartok: Dance Suite. Malcolm Hayes: Violin Concerto (world premiere). Dvorak: Symphony No 7.
Live at BBC Proms: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard play Bartok, Dvorak and Malcolm Hayes.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Martin Handley.
Bartok: Dance Suite
Malcolm Hayes: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)
Proms Extra: An Introduction to Dvorak's Seventh Symphony
Petroc Trelawny is joined by author and musicologist Jan Smaczny introduces Dvorak's Seventh Symphony and discusses the life and work of the composer. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.
Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor
Tai Murray (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)
When the London Philharmonic Society asked Dvorak for a new symphony in 1884, the composer knew he had to deliver something special. In the resulting Seventh, the doubts and frustrations Dvorak experienced as a composer are defeated by music that triumphs compellingly over its own nervous energy, bursting into radiant brightness in the final bars. Tonight, Dvorak's most fascinating symphony is heard after Malcolm Hayes's new concerto, a work inspired by the mood and atmosphere of the Outer Hebrides and played by former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Tai Murray. The solo line soars in the outer sections as a life-form in flight in this concerto with an open-air spirit. Bartok's colourful Dance Suite, featuring Hungarian and Arabic folk melodies, opens the concert.