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Prom 2: A Bohemian Rhapsody

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

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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.

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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.

2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Violin Concerto in A minor

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cavatina for 2 violins and viola (from Op.75a)

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Bart Vandenbogaerde.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Ma vlast

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride - Polka

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride - Furiant

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Under the Stars (The Lion King)

    • Walt Disney Records.

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