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Prom 52: Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic

Live at the BBC Proms: Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic perform music by Sibelius, Wagner and, with Alina Ibragimova, the world premiere of Rolf Wallin's violin concerto

Live at BBC Proms: Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic in music by Sibelius and Wagner, and Alina Ibragimova joins for the world premiere of Rolf Wallin's violin concerto

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Wagner: Flying Dutchman – overture
Rolf Wallin: Violin Concerto

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Interval: Proms Plus: Composer Rolf Wallin talks to presenter Kate Molleson about the influences and ideas that went into the making of his Violin Concerto.

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Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D major

Alina Ibragimova, violin
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

A concert with a Nordic flavour from Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra climaxes in Sibelius’s Second Symphony, whose folk-like melodies are a musical celebration of Finnish life and identity.
Violinist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Norwegian composer Rolf Wallin’s concerto – the second of two new violin concertos premiered this season (see also Prom 47).
And the evening opens with Wagner’s propulsive overture to The Flying Dutchman, an opera set along the coast of Norway from the orchestra’s base in Bergen.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    The Flying Dutchman (Overture)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Rolf Wallin

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 2 in D major

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt, Ase's Death

    Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Suite Op 54 - March of the Dwarf (Troldtog)

    Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Jón Leifs

    Requiem

    Choir: Motet Choir Of Hallgrim's Church. Conductor: Hordur Askelsson.
    • BIS : CD-1030.
    • BIS.
    • 002.
  • Jón Leifs

    Icelandic Folk Dances, Op. 11 - No. 4

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Bis.

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