Monday 18 July 2011
7.30pm – c9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

French music concerts and events, Piano music

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Les offrandes oubliées (11 mins)
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor
  • Pascal Dusapin

    Morning in Long Island (Concerto No. 1 for large orchestra) (33 mins) BBC co-commission with Radio France, UK premiere
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello & Piano (Triple Concerto) (33 mins)
    • Frank Braley piano
    • Renaud Capuçon violin
    • Gautier Capuçon cello
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor

About this event

Introducing the French strand in this year's season, Myung-Whun Chung and his Paris-based orchestra preface an exciting new commission from a prominent contemporary voice with the first orchestral work of a great man briefly his teacher.

Shaping the raw power of massed orchestral forces comes naturally to the eclectic and prolific Pascal Dusapin, who combines stylistic experimentation - earlier works have featured archaic-sounding scales and microtones - with emotional directness.

After the interval a Beethovenian rarity, one of several concertos for two or more instruments being presented in 2011. Frank Braley is joined by the brothers Capuçon, who, like Dusapin, are Proms first-timers.

Please note change of artist: Martha Argerich will no longer be appearing

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