Live at the BBC Proms. The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Andrés Orozco‐Estrada, perform Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony and, with Leonidas Kavakos, Korngold's Violin Concerto.
Live BBC Proms: the Vienna Philharmonic and conductor Andrés Orozco‐Estrada in Dvorak's New World Symphony and Leonidas Kavakos plays Korngold's Violin Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Martin Handley.
Dvořák: The Noonday Witch
Korngold: Violin Concerto
c. 7.45pm INTERVAL: Musicologists Ben Winters and Jessica Duchen discuss Korngold and America with Georgia Mann.
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
Leonidas Kavakos (violin)
Vienna Philharmonic, Andrés Orozco‐Estrada (conductor)
Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony, with its wistful slow movement, is the centrepiece of the second concert from the Vienna Philharmonic – a programme of Central European works that showcases the orchestra’s distinctively rich sound. Andrés Orozco-Estrada pairs it with the composer’s colourful, folk-infused tone poem The Noonday Witch, in which a mother’s threats inadvertently summon a witch into her home. Cinematic drama is also a hallmark of Korngold’s richly orchestrated and unashamedly romantic Violin Concerto, performed here by soloist Leonidas Kavakos.