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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.

5.35:
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.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Joshua Bell.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Frank Bridge

    Lament

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 4 in B flat major

    Conductor: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata for piano (K.576) in D major

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5-7.

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