BBC NOW - Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Massenet, Ravel
Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas
Thierry Fischer closes his final season as Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with a concert from the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, featuring three French composers dear to his heart - Ravel, Massenet and Berlioz. In the first half, he welcomes the exciting young Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter to Wales, playing Beethoven's spirited first concerto.
Thierry Fischer introduces an afternoon of musical storytelling and orchestral virtuosity. His musical narrative takes us from Mozart's operatic overture revealing a plot against an Roman emperor to the reverie of Shakespeare's Romeo in Berlioz's passionate symphony, through Massenet's fairy kingdom to Ravel's decedant Waltz, a farewell to old Vienna. Ingrid Fliter has been praised as a "pianistic force of nature" A recent graduate of Radio 3's New Generation Artis scheme, Ingrid makes her debut with the orchestra playing Beethoven's bright and ebullient first concerto.
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito - overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.1 in C major
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet - Romeo alone
Massenet: Scenes de feerie (Suite no.6)
Ravel: La valse
Ingrid Fliter (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (Principal Conductor)
Recorded on Saturday 23 June.