Presented by Catherine Bott
The distinguished American cellist Lynn Harrell joins the conductor Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in this mix of music by French composers. Dutilleux extended the colour palette of his earlier compatriots, and his elusive, nocturnal Cello concerto is a finely nuanced work. The inspiration came from the poetry of Baudelaire, especially a line that gave it its title: 'A whole distant world... dwells in your depths, oh scented forest'. Also inspired by literature was Ravel's wonderful ballet score for Mother Goose, while Spain, often such a great source of inspiration for French composers, forms the exotic backdrop to both Debussy's Iberia and Ravel's ever-popular showpiece, Bolero.
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye (suite)
Dutilleux: Cello Concerto 'Tout un monde lointain '
Debussy: Images - Gigues; Iberia
Lynn Harrell (cello)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
conductor Donald Runnicles
Followed by the Arcanto Quartet, recorded earlier this year at Wigmore Hall, London.
Webern: Six Bagatelles
Mozart: Quartet in D minor, K.421.
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