Prom 44 (part 1): Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel
Charles Dutoit conducts the RPO live at the Royal Albert Hall from the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Penderecki and Ravel.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto grosso
Debussy: La mer
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No. 2
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)
Arto Noras (cello)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
Tonight's Prom opens with Stravinsky's short but brilliant Fireworks, and is followed by the Concerto Grosso by Krzyzstof Penderecki, who is 80 this year, featuring a trio of cellists Leonard Elschenbroich, Daniel Müller-Schott and Arto Noras. The concerto plays with Baroque forms, the cellists playing against choirs of woodwind. The work was written in 2000 and has been championed by Dutoit in Japan, Philadelphia and Chicago. The second half of the concert features 2 French scores: Debussy's sensuous orchestrations in La Mer, and concludes with the second suite from Ravel's stunningly beautiful Daphnis and Chloe.
An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Monday 19th August at 2pm.