Presented by Martin Handley.
Latin forces are unleashed in the UK debut of another brilliant Venezuelan youth orchestra from the hugely successful El Sistema programme. Follows in the footsteps of its celebrated sister orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra the young players of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela bring a contrasting programme never short of fire and passion under the baton of their exciting youthful conductor, Christian Vásquez. From the dazzling rhythms of Bernstein Candide Overture, Copland's El Salon Mexico and Carlos Chavez's Sinfonía India, to the veritable tour de force of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 this programme underlines their universal credentials. Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London,
BERNSTEIN: Candide - Overture
CARLOS CHAVEZ: Symphony No.2 (Sinfonía India)
COPLAND: El Salón México
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op. 64
ABREU: Tico Tico
BERNSTEIN: Mambo from West Side Story
Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Christian Vásquez, conductor
Followed by the start of a week-long focus on classical music as seen through the eyes of Venezuelan performers. Today, pianist Clara Rodríguez introduces some of her own recordings of music by Teresa Carreño, including her waltz Le Printemps, Op. 25.
Teresa Carreño: Le Printemps; Elegía No. 1; Vals gayo; Une revue a Prague
Clara Rodríguez, piano
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