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.
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Joshua Weilerstein conductor
- Alina Ibragimova violin
- 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.
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