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Proms 2015 Prom 36: Pierre Boulez, Ravel & Stravinsky

Prom 36: Pierre Boulez, Ravel & Stravinsky
Prom 36: Pierre Boulez, Ravel & Stravinsky
18:30 Wed 12 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Marc-André Hamelin performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand before the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor François-Xavier Roth turn to Stravinsky’s 'The Firebird'.
Marc-André Hamelin performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand before the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor François-Xavier Roth turn to Stravinsky’s 'The Firebird'.

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About this event

Textures and colours are to the fore in this concert with a French accent. Our triptych of Stravinsky ballets continues with The Firebird – the work that seized the ears of Paris’s elite with its urgent rhythms and evocative Russian folk melodies. We celebrate Boulez’s 90th-birthday year with his first work for full orchestra, a sophisticated experiment in colours and timbres. Marc-André Hamelin joins the BBC SO for Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.

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Proms 2015