From the New World
Rory Macdonald and the BBC Philharmonic in music by Debussy and Dvorak. They are joined by Viviane Hagner for Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D, Op 61.
From the Victoria Hall, Hanley
Presented by Stuart Flinders
Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
8.15pm Music interval
Dvořák: Symphony No.9 'From the New World'
Viviane Hagner (violin)
Rory Macdonald (conductor)
Suffused with unforgettable melodies and infectious rhythms, and presented wrapped in beautiful warm orchestral colours, Dvořák's 'New World' Symphony never fails to engage and transport. Before the interval Viviane Hagner joins the orchestra for Beethoven's Violin Concerto; stratospheric and sustained lyricism contrasts with the dance-like energy of the Finale. The concert opens with probably the most famous flute solo in the orchestral repertory, personifying the languid sensuality of the faune with his pan-pipes as he pursues passing nymphs before falling into a dream-filled, languid sleep.