Hippolyte et Aricie – Suite
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
In 2003 the distinguished Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen made its second visit to the Proms, with its then Music Director Daniel Harding – making his fifth Proms appearance at the age of just 27. A suite of dance music from Rameau’s celebrated first opera and the Beethoven symphony that Wagner declared ‘the apotheosis of dance’ framed Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, whose final movement was once famously described as ‘a polonaise for a polar bear’. The soloist was the acclaimed Russian-born Viktoria Mullova.