BBC PROMS Vadim Repin plays James MacMillan
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The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles, with violinist Vadim Repin.
Strauss: ' By the Beautiful Blue Danube'
James MacMillan: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor
(Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Vadim Repin in James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto. Written for Repin’s big-boned Russian sound and premiered in 2010, the concerto is threaded through with allusions to the traditional fiddle music and Scottish laments that MacMillan regards as the ‘ancient modes of expression and storytelling’. The concentrated drama of Beethoven’s 1807 ‘Coriolan’ overture acts as an up-beat to his Fifth Symphony, its opening four-note motif as arresting today as it was in 1808.)
(Note: at 5.45pm in the Royal College of Music there is a Proms Plus Literary event. Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford discuss how the Romantic movement linked Beethoven with the poetry of Scottish writers such as Burns, James Macpherson and Walter Scott.)