BBC Symphony Orchestra - Schreker, Busoni, Ravel, Schoenberg (part 1)
Live from the Barbican Hall
Presented by Martin Handley
Glittering orchestral masterpieces by Schoenberg and Schreker with the BBCSO conducted by Josep Pons. French soprano Nora Grubisch sings Ravel's ravishing Shéhérazade.
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten - Overture
Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1
French soprano Nora Gubisch can trace her ancestry right back to Ravel's close friend Ricardo Viñes, and her lustrous voice and idiomatic style make her the ideal soloist for his orchestral songs, Shéhérazade. We are treated to Schreker's iridescent overture for large orchestra and two poignant elegies by Busoni and Ravel before being plunged into the seething creative whirl of Schoenberg's masterpiece, the Chamber Symphony No. 1, in the version for large orchestra.