From the Royal Albert Hall, Riccardo Chailly conducts the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, with violinist Leonidas Kavakos in Brahms's Violin Concerto, followed by Respighi.
Live at BBC Proms: Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly are joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos to begin with Brahms's Violin Concerto, followed by music by Respighi
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
c.19:15 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
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Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Filarmonica della Scala
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Riccardo Chailly returns to the Proms, this time as Music Director of the Filarmonica della Scala (Orchestra of La Scala, Milan), which makes its Proms debut. They bring with them a little piece of Italy in two of Respighi's Rome-inspired tone-poems. Richly vivid in orchestral colour, these works delight in the kind of huge sonorities that come into their own in the Royal Albert Hall. The concert opens with one of the great violin concertos - Brahms's joyous, virtuosic musical homage to his friend and mentor, the virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim.