Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW. Rameau: Dardanus Suite. Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne (excpts). Matalon: Lignes de fuite. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.
With Jonathan Swain
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' French-born associate conductor, Francois-Xavier Roth, directs a mainly French-flavoured programme beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's seductive folk song settings with Italian Anna Caterina Antonacci as soloist. The title of Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon's new work translates as 'Lines of Flight' and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture. Finally a rarely-heard version of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by the founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Rameau: Dardanus - suite
Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - selection
Martin Matalon: Lignes de fuite (UK premiere)
Musorgsky, arr. Henry Wood: Pictures at an Exhibition
Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor
Followed by highlights from last year's City of London Festival including:
Grieg: Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major
Jennifer Pike, violin
Martin Roscoe, piano
Hassler: Grand Gigue, Op. 31
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord.