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Prom 34 - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra archivePart of the BBC Proms. A musical snapshot of 1945 - a world emerging from the haze of war into the neon glow of Hollywood and new-found hope. Three contrasting works sum up the spirit of this charged year: Britten's Peter Grimes, reinventing English opera; Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, striving after the 'grandeur of the human spirit'; and Korngold's Violin Concerto. Hailed in his youth as a 'genius' and a 'miracle' by no lesser figures than Mahler and Puccini respectively, Korngold's reputation still rests mainly on his luscious film music. The Violin Concerto combines his instinct for melody (themes are borrowed from four of his finest film scores) with classical virtuosity and structural elegance. The soloist here is Proms regular Nicola Benedetti, a passionate champion of this unaccountably neglected work. Finish time approx. 21:40
Performers Nicola Benedetti (violin).
Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kirill Karabits.

Prom 34 - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Prom 34 - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T01924516968. Details of all Prom 34 - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S359

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10 Aug 15The Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
Greater London

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