Jul 17 2023

Proms Debut, BBC Philharmonic

Coleridge-Taylor, Bruch, Brahms, Bartok

South Korean star violinist Bomsori makes her Proms debut with Bruch’s much-loved First Violin Concerto – the ‘richest’ and ‘most seductive’ of all the concertos for the instrument, according to 19th-century virtuoso Joseph Joachim.

The folk music that runs through Bruch’s concerto also pulses through Brahms’s lively Hungarian Dances and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra – a musical tour de force that takes listeners from ‘sternness’ to ‘life-assertion’. This season’s focus on the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor begins with the composer’s lyrical, Elgar-inspired Ballade. Anja Bihlmaier conducts the BBC Philharmonic in her Proms debut.


Coleridge-Taylor Ballade 11’
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor 25’


Brahms Hungarian Dances – Nos. 1, 3 & 10 7’
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra 36’

Bomsori violin
BBC Philharmonic
Anja Bihlmaier conductor

Broadcast on BBC TV

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