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Proms 2017 Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony

Prom 43
Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony
18:30 Thu 17 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra take us on a colourful journey through Spain. In his ballet El amor brujo, Falla captured the essence of his homeland, while Joshua Bell is the soloist for Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.
Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra take us on a colourful journey through Spain. In his ballet El amor brujo, Falla captured the essence of his homeland, while Joshua Bell is the soloist for Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.

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Tonight’s celebration of the sun-scorched landscapes of Spain opens with Falla’s flamenco ballet El amor brujo, rich in Andalusian folk melodies and featuring the famous ‘Ritual Fire Dance’.

Joshua Bell is the soloist in Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, whose title conceals a virtuosic violin concerto steeped in the sounds of Spain, while Cameron Carpenter takes to the organ console in Saint-Saëns’s mighty ‘Organ’ Symphony. ‘With it I have given all I could,’ observed the composer. ‘What I did I could not achieve again.’

Tickets for this concert are now very limited. However, in Prom 47 on Sunday 20 August, you can hear William Whitehead and Robert Quinney bring Bach’s Orgelbüchlein to life alongside three brand-new chorale preludes by British composers.See below for more details.

Image: Joshua Bell © Lisa-Marie Mazzuco

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