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Stravinsky, Ravel

BBC Proms, 2011 Season, Prom 53 Episode 1 of 2

40 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 24 August 2011


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Sir Colin Davis conducts an orchestra of brilliant young musicians in a programme which ranges from Stravinsky's so-called 'war symphony' via the heady orientalism of Ravel to the dramatic Fate motif of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. The leading American mezzo soprano, Susan Graham joins them for Ravel's vision of the Orient, which is by turns sensuous, voluptuous and erotic.

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Ravel: Shéhérazade

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 31st August at 2.30pm.

Music Played

2 items
  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky Symphony in three movements

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Sheherazade - 3 poems for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: Susan Graham - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester


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