Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt

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Sunday 27 July
7.30pm – c9.45pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Classical for starters

  • Ravel

    • Valses nobles et sentimentales (orchestral version) (17 mins)
  • Simon Holt

    • Morpheus Wakes (15 mins)
      BBC commission: world premiere
  • Ravel

    • La valse (13 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Duruflé

    • Requiem, Op 9 (42 mins)
  • Emmanuel Pahud flute
  • Gerald Finley baritone
  • Ruby Hughes soprano
  • BBC National Chorus of Wales
  • National Youth Choir of Wales
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Thierry Fischer conductor

Discover the music

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  • Maurice Ravel
    Donald Macleod surveys the music Ravel wrote in connection with the people around him.
  • Ravel: La valse
    Stephen Johnson explores the roots of the waltz, before looking in-depth at La Valse.

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About this event

Ravel’s La valse turns the Viennese waltz into a darkly tinged rhapsody, while his Valses nobles et sentimentales reflects the iconic dance in softer tones.

Duruflé’s Requiem is the musical cousin of Fauré’s more familiar Requiem and anchors its 20th-century harmonies in the same arching plainchant melodies of the past. Flute virtuoso Emmanuel Pahud joins the orchestra for the world premiere of Simon Holt’s flute concerto Morpheus Wakes – written for Pahud himself, who represents the god of dreaming ‘as if slowly waking from adeep, troubled sleep’.

 

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