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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton

Sunday 10 August 2014 - 4:00 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 32 Joshua Bell © Marie Mazzucco

Scheduled end time: 6:20pm

Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C major 26'

Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor 25'

interval

Walton, arr. C. Palmer
Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario 50'

John Hurt narrator
London Philharmonic Choir
Trinity Boys Choir
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell
violin/director
Sir Neville Marriner conductor

In his First Symphony Beethoven retained the 18th-century grace and wit of Haydn and Mozart, adding his own forward-looking innovations.

Bruch's First Violin Concerto is pure, swooning 19th-century Romanticism, while Walton's Henry V recalls a golden age of 20th-century film music.

Sir Neville Marriner, 90 this year, returns to conduct the arrangement of Henry V he himself premiered in 1988. He is joined by Joshua Bell, his successor as Artistic Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who appears as both director and soloist.