BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
9 Feb 2017, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Bavouzet Plays Ravel

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Bavouzet Plays Ravel
19:30 Thu 9 Feb 2017 Grand Hall
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand at City Halls
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand at City Halls

Programme

Concert information

You can’t keep inspiration down. The chugging of a steamboat on a Swiss lake fused in Michael Tippett’s mind with memories of Beethoven and Vivaldi, and his Second Symphony burst into vibrant, bustling life. The young Joseph Haydn took a drinking song and a thunderstorm and crafted them into a symphony designed to delight his aristocratic employers. And Maurice Ravel wrote his darkest piano concerto for a war-wounded pianist who’d lost his right arm. Three of music’s most imaginative minds, separated by three centuries: Martyn Brabbins joins forces with pianist extraordinaire Jean-Efflam Bavouzet to bring them together and let them strike sparks off each other.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet reflects on the piano works of Ravel.

The main concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.