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Episode 1

With Louise Fryer. Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole. Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat (excts). Ravel: Bolero; Piano Concerto in G (with Benjamin Grosvenor). Shostakovich: Symphony No 11.

From Monday to Wednesday this week Louise Fryer introduces performances by the BBC Philharmonic. There's a Spanish thread inspired by the BBC Philharmonic's new Basque-born Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena, with works by Spanish composers and also by Maurice Ravel whose mother was Basque and who was inspired by Spain throughout his life. Plus, by way of contrast, Russian music.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 23 Jan 2012 14:00

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Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Conductor: Juanjo Mena Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Manuel de Falla

    Three cornered Hat Suite No 1 & 2

    Conductor: Juanjo Mena Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero

    Conductor: Juanjo Mena Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) Conductor: Daniele Rustioni Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 11

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    'Dance of the tumblers' from The Snow maiden [Snegurochka]

    Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky Performer: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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