BBC PROMS 2011
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
One of the world's great orchestras comes to the Proms with a programme of familiar classics including Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances, written for Philadelphia.
Charles Dutoit conducts, and violinist Janine Jansen joins the orchestra for the ever-popular Tchaikovsky Concerto.
These works are bookended by Sibelius's nationalistic tone poem and Ravel's apotheosis of the waltz, a piece whose unstoppable whirling may have been intended as a metaphor for the fate of European civilisation.
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Ravel: La valse
Janine Jansen (violin)
Charles Dutoit (conductor).