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Debussy, Debussy/Beamish

From City Halls, Glasgow, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles. Debussy: La mer. Debussy, arr. Beamish: Suite for cello and orchestra.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Steven Isserlis and the BBC SSO conducted by Donald Runnicles play Debussy and Ravel.
Two great orchestral portraits by Debussy and Ravel - of the ocean and of fin-de-si├Ęcle Vienna - begin and end the concert. But between them, two rarities for cello and orchestra - fruits of Steven Isserlis's restless quest to expand the cello repertoire. Most exciting is the 'lost' early Cello Suite by Debussy. Sally Beamish has beautifully orchestrated the two surviving movements and arranged three other pieces to sit alongside them, making a substantial 'new' work.

Debussy: La Mer
Debussy, arr. Beamish: Suite for cello and orchestra (Scottish Premiere)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Steven Isserlis, cello
Donald Runnicles, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 2 Feb 2012 19:30

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