Prom 2 repeat: A Bohemian Rhapsody
Another chance to hear Prom 2: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša and violinist Joshua Bell in an all-Czech programme of Dvořák and Smetana.
Afternoon Concert with Georgia Mann.
Another chance to hear Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša and violinist Joshua Bell in an all-Czech programme of Dvorak and Smetana
Presented by Martin Handley at the the Royal Albert Hall, London
Dvořák: 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, 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.