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RADIO Prom 10 Radio 3, 7.30pm

July 20, 2014

As part of the season's focus on William Walton, tonight's concert of 20th-century English music features his Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, deemed a little old-fashioned at its 1963 premiere but well worth reviving. The piece paid homage to Walton's colleague Hindemith and we also hear another work inspired by friendship - Elgar's Enigma Variations, each variation portraying one of his close circle. The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Juanjo Mena and is joined by violinist Tasmin Little. Stephanie Billen

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Source: Observer (UK)

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