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Rachmaninov, Ravel

BBC Proms, 2011 Season, Prom 72 Episode 2 of 2


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)
Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor).

Release date:

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Thu 8 Sep 2011 20:45