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    Violinist Alina Ibragimova
    Eva Vermandel

    Simplicity never sounded quite so sophisticated as in this broadcast performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the incomparable Alina Ibragimova.

    New worlds for old: between the wars, one of the most popular names in home-grown classical music was a Black British composer from Holborn.

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha used to draw sell-out crowds, and when you hear its overture, you'll be astonished that it was ever forgotten.

    Then Ibragimova breathes sparkling new life into Prokofiev's Russian fairy tale of a First Violin Concerto.

    Guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein strikes out for the frontier in Copland's Appalachian Spring: a life-affirming vision of the American dream, painted in clean lines and primary colours.

    You'll be humming those tunes all week.

    Performers
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Joshua Weilerstein conductor
    • Alina Ibragimova violin
    Repertoire
    • S Coleridge-Taylor: Overture, The Song of Hiawatha
    • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

    Dates & times

    First broadcast: available from 8pm on Wed 26 May and for seven days on demand.

    Approximate run time: 75 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

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