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Ravel - L'heure espagnole

Katie Derham's Thursday matinee, ahead of Ravel Day tomorrow, is his one-act opera L'heure espagnole in a classic recording with a mainly French cast conducted by Lorin Maazel, after which she brings you the final Afternoon on 3 instalment of Thea Musgrave 'Total Immersion' from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Plus Elgar's perennially popular Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 and Ravel's masterful orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

Ravel
L'Heure espagnole: musical comedy in 1 act

Concepcion Torquemada's wife Jane Berbie (mezzo soprano)
Torquemada a watchmaker: Jean Giraudeau (tenor)
Ramiro muleteer: Gabriel Bacquier (baritone)
Don Inigo Gomez banker Jose van Dam (bass-baritone)
Gonzalve student Michel Senechal (tenor)

French National Radio Broadcasting Orchestra
Lorin Maazel (conductor)

2.55pm
Thea Musgrave
Turbulent Landscapes
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

3.25pm
Ben Parker
The Affects of a Butterfly
BBC Singers
Matthew Hamilton (conductor)

3.30pm
Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D major
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)

3.40pm
Thea Musgrave
On the Underground, Set 3: A Medieval Summer (1995)
BBC Singers
Paul Brough (conductor)

3.55pm
Mussorgsky orch Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 6 Mar 2014 14:00