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Respighi, Ravel

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John Adams conducts the combined Juilliard and Royal Academy Orchestras in Respighi's Roman Festival and his own City Noir and Imogen Cooper plays Ravel's Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Leading West Coast composer-conductor, John Adams launches this year's celebration of young orchestras and choirs as two major music colleges from either side of the Atlantic share the Royal Albert Hall stage. In a suitably continent-crossing programme Adams conducts them in Respighi's exuberantly cinematic survey of the festivals of Rome, the eternal city, and ends with his own symphonic triptych evoking the mood of 1950s Los Angeles. Ravel's vivacious, blues-tinged concerto elegantly bridges the two worlds.

Respighi: Roman Festivals
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Imogen Cooper (piano)
Juilliard Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music
John Adams (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 18th July at 2pm.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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Mon 16 Jul 2012 19:30

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  • Prom 4

    • Ottorino Respighi

      Feste Romane for orchestra

      Conductor: John ADAMS Performer: Juilliard Orchestra Performer: R A M Orchestra

    • Maurice Ravel

      Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: John ADAMS Performer: Imogen COOPER - Piano Performer: Juilliard Orchestra Performer: R A M Orchestra

    • John Adams

      City noir for orchestra

      Conductor: John ADAMS Performer: Juilliard Orchestra Performer: R A M Orchestra

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