Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, and Patricia Kopatchinskaja, perform Bartók alongside traditional Hungarian music from Folktone Band.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Live Interval: Simon Broughton, co-editor of the Rough Guide to World Music, shares his knowledge of Hungarian music traditions.
Bartok: Suite No. 2
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor
In a memorable Prom in 2019, violinist Pekka Kuusisto took Sibelius’s Violin Concerto back to its roots in Finnish folk music. Now the dazzling, fearless Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes up the challenge, tracing the same evolution from traditional Hungarian songs and dances to Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ilan Volkov explore the rough-hewn rhythms and the lyrical melodies that unite Bartók’s Violin Concerto with the Magyar music that so fascinated the composer.
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2 hours, 29 minutes