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Prom 44: Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel

A Prom featuring the Royal Philharmonic under Charles Dutoit. Stravinsky: Fireworks. Penderecki: Concerto grosso. Debussy: La mer. Ravel: Suite No 2 (Daphnis and Chloe).

with Louise Fryer. And a second chance to hear conductor Charles Dutoit and the RPO at the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Penderecki and Ravel.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Fireworks
Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto grosso

at c. 2.40pm

Debussy: La mer
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No. 2

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)
Arto Noras (cello)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)

The RPO's Prom opens with Stravinsky's short but brilliant Fireworks, and is followed by the Concerto Grosso by Krzyzstof Penderecki, who is 80 this year, featuring a trio of cellists Leonard Elschenbroich, Daniel Müller-Schott and Arto Noras. The concerto plays with Baroque forms, the cellists playing against choirs of woodwind. The work was written in 2000 and has been championed by Dutoit in Japan, Philadelphia and Chicago. The second half of the concert features two French scores: Debussy's sensuous orchestrations in La Mer, and - to conclude - the second suite from Ravel's stunningly beautiful Daphnis and Chloe.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    La bestiare; Montparnasse; Paganini; Hotel; Fetes galantes

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 28 in A major Op.101 for piano