Barry Wordsworth conductor
William Dutton from the Yehudi Menuhin School Violin
Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Haydn Symphony No. 104 (London)
Haydn’s London Symphony is at the pinnacle of the Classical Symphony style. Having just conducted a Haydn symphony over one hundred years later, Prokofiev loosely emulated the style in his First Symphony written as the Russian Revolution was ending. After conducting the Haydn symphony, he wrote 'This is the kind of symphony I wanted to write; a symphony in classical style.' It is a witty and virtuosic piece. In contrast Mendelssohn’s beautiful Violin Concerto spins romantic melodies. Who better to play with youthful ardour that a young student at the Yehudi Menuhin School!