Prom 38/Ravel, Unsuk Chin, Stravinsky
Presented by Jonathan Swain.
BBC Proms 2009:
A Prom featuring Ravel's La valse, a work begun as a homage to the Viennese waltz but which was twisted by the composer's wartime experiences into a darker vision of a society whirling to disaster.
It is followed by Stravinsky's seminal, riot-inducing ballet The Rite of Spring, and Unsuk Chin's new Cello Concerto, which was written specially for Alban Gerhardt, an early member of Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme.
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)
Ravel: La valse
Unsuk Chin: Cello Concerto (BBC commission)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.