Live at the BBC Proms. The Bamberg Symphony, Jakub Hrůša and violinist Joshua Bell in an all-Czech programme of Dvořák and Smetana.
Live at BBC Proms: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša and violinist Joshua Bell in an all-Czech programme of Dvorak and Smetana
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Dvorak: Violin Concert in A minor
Interval: Proms Plus: An introduction to Smetana's Má vlast with Czech-born former manager of the BBC World Service, Sir John Tusa, and musicologist Dr. Nicholas Baragwanath. recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union and introduced by Petroc Trelawny. Producer Helen Garrison.
Smetana: Má vlast
Joshua Bell, violin
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Following his thrilling Proms debut in 2017, Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša returns with two popular masterpieces from his homeland.
With its song-like slow movement and irrepressible, folk-infused finale, Dvořák’s Violin Concerto is one of the best-loved in the repertoire. American virtuoso Joshua Bell joins the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra as soloist.
Journey through the Czech countryside in the second half with Smetana’s symphonic suite Má vlast (‘My Country’) – a colourful celebration of a nation’s landscape, castles and warriors, with the sweeping melody of ‘Vltava’ at its heart.