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Prom 17 (part 1): The Apotheosis of the Dance

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Presented by Penny Gore. Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in a celebration of dance. John McCabe: Joybox. Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major.

The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, live at the BBC Proms, perform John McCabe's 'Joybox', Beethoven's Symphony No 7, Falla's 'The Three-Cornered Hat' and Ravel's 'Bolero'.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore

John McCabe: Joybox (BBC commission: world premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major

8.20pm Interval

Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat (complete)
Ravel: Boléro

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)
Compañía Antonio Márquez (dance company)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The world premiere of John McCabe's 'Joybox' opens a concert of music inspired by or written for dance, from the Bohemian stamp and whirl of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony to the slow-burn crescendo of Ravel's 'Boléro'. Mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz and the Compañía Antonio Marquéz join conductor Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic in Falla's colourful Ballets Russes commission 'The Three-Cornered Hat', a tale of intrigue and jealousy shot through with the spirit of Spanish folk dances.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 25 Jul 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • John McCabe


  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 in A major


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