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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Andrew McGregor presents Oliver Knussen, the BBC SO's new artist-in-association, conducting works by Respighi, Helen Grime and Stravinsky.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Oliver Knussen, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's new artist-in-association, conducts a programme of music which demonstrates perfect mastery of the orchestra by the featured composers.

With the second part of Respighi's Roman trilogy, there is a dawn-to-dusk tour of the city's most famous fountains. Then there's the first Proms performance of Helen Grime's dramatic evocation of the electric atmosphere before a storm. They are followed by Stravinsky's 1936, ballet Jeu de cartes, a musical poker game in three 'deals', ending with the Joker trounced by a royal flush.

Martin Owen (horn)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Helen Grime: Virga
Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes.

50 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Aug 2009 19:30

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