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Prom 30/BBC SO - Knussen

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 August 2009

Presented by Penny Gore.

BBC Proms 2009:

Another chance to hear a Prom conducted by Oliver Knussen, the BBC SO's new artist-in-association.

It features Respighi's dawn-to-dusk tour of Rome's most famous fountains, Helen Grime's dramatic evocation of the atmosphere before a storm and Stravinsky's 1936 ballet Jeu de cartes - a musical poker game in three 'deals'.

The concert concludes with Balakirev's 'oriental fantasy' inspired by the Caucasus, where Casella propelled an already virtuosic keyboard piece into even more exotic extremes, and Knussen's own thrilling Horn Concerto.

Martin Owen (horn)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Helen Grime: Virga
Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes
Oliver Knussen: Horn Concerto
Balakirev, orch Casella: Islamey.


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