From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Stephane Deneve conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in MacMillan's Three Interludes (The Sacrifice) and Respighi's Pines of Rome.
BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Katie Derham
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its French-born Music Director, Stéphane Denève, are joined by Paul Lewis as he completes his cycle of the five Beethoven piano concertos with the last and most proudly majestic of them all.
Also featured are spectacular orchestral showpieces by Berlioz and Respighi, inspired respectively by Rome's lively street life and its imperial past; and cementing Celtic connections, the RSNO introduces a recent symphonic suite drawn from the Scottish composer James MacMillan's opera The Sacrifice, inspired by the medieval folk tales of The Mabinogion and premiered to great acclaim in 2007.
James MacMillan: The Sacrifice - Three Interludes (London premiere)
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Paul Lewis (piano)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Stéphane Denève (conductor).
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