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Prom 48 (part 1): Ravel, Matthias Pintscher and Stravinsky

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Matthias Pintscher conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole. Matthias Pintscher: Chute d'etoiles (Tine Thing Helseth and Marco Blaauw: trumpets).

Tine Thing Helseth, Marco Blaauw, BBC SSO and Matthias Pintscher live at the BBC Proms. Dance-inspired music by Stravinsky and Ravel alongside Pintscher's Double Trumpet Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Matthias Pintscher: Chute d'├ętoiles (London premiere)

8.15pm Interval

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)
Marco Blaauw (trumpet)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher combines his twin roles this evening, as he joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform his own music alongside that of composers who have inspired him.

Proms featured artist Tine Thing Helseth joins Marco Blaauw as the pair of virtuoso soloists in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher's Double Trumpet Concerto, Chute d'etoiles. A dramatic and multi-layered work, it takes inspiration from the sculptures of Anslem Kiefer and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The piece is painted in vivid colours, richly textured, and pushes the techniques of soloists and orchestra to shattering effect.

The concerto is sandwiched between two works which also combine a sense of drama with exquisite and masterfully orchestrated surfaces. Ravel's turn-of-the-century exploration of Spanish dance forms, Rapsodie espagnole and Stravinsky's ballet based on Russian folktales, The Firebird.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 21st August at 2pm.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Aug 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

  • Matthias Pintscher

    Chute d'Etoiles: Hommage a Anselm Kiefer for 2 trumpets and orchestra


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