Prom 40: Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields perform Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Saint-Saens.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields plays Mendelssohn, Beethoven's Symphony No 4 and, with Joshua Bell leading the orchestra from the violin, Saint-Saens's Violin Concerto No 3.
Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields play Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream overture and Beethoven's graceful Fourth Symphony. Bell himself is the soloist in Saint-Saëns's Third Violin Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Kate Molleson
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - overture
Saint‐Saëns: Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor
5.15: INTERVAL: Proms Plus
Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, historians Saul David and Laura Rowe discuss the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the effect that this terrible tragedy had on American public opinion about the conflict. Presented by New Generation Thinker Anindya Raychaudhuri.
Bridge: Lament (Catherine, aged 9, 'Lusitania' 1915)
Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B flat major
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, director/violin.