Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim recorded last month at the BBC Proms with music by Mozart, Ravel and two Middle-East composers: Israeli, Ayal Adler and Syrian-born Kareem Roustom.
Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - overture
Kareem Roustom: Ramal (UK premiere)
Ayal Adler: Resonating Sounds (UK premiere)
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim return to the BBC Proms with Spanish-infused repertoire, starting with music by Mozart - the overture to his opera The Marriage of Figaro, set in Seville. It's followed by the UK premiere of two compositions by Middle-Eastern composers: Israeli, Ayal Adler and Syrian-born Kareem Roustom. And then it's time for some more Iberian flavours with Ravel's music: his Rapsodie espagnole and Alborada del gracioso, followed by an orchestral version of his Pavane pour une infante défunte and finishing with the mesmerising rhythms of his Bolero.
First broadcast 20th August 2014.