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Ravel - L'heure espagnole

Katie Derham presents Ravel's one-act opera L'heure espagnole. Plus Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes; On the Underground Set 3. Ben Parker: The Affects of a Butterfly.

Katie Derham's Thursday matinee, ahead of Ravel Day tomorrow, is his one-act opera L'heure espagnole in a classic recording with a mainly French cast conducted by Lorin Maazel, after which she brings you the final Afternoon on 3 instalment of Thea Musgrave 'Total Immersion' from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Plus Elgar's perennially popular Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 and Ravel's masterful orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

L'Heure espagnole: musical comedy in 1 act

Concepcion Torquemada's wife Jane Berbie (mezzo soprano)
Torquemada a watchmaker: Jean Giraudeau (tenor)
Ramiro muleteer: Gabriel Bacquier (baritone)
Don Inigo Gomez banker Jose van Dam (bass-baritone)
Gonzalve student Michel Senechal (tenor)

French National Radio Broadcasting Orchestra
Lorin Maazel (conductor)

Thea Musgrave
Turbulent Landscapes
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Ben Parker
The Affects of a Butterfly
BBC Singers
Matthew Hamilton (conductor)

Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D major
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)

Thea Musgrave
On the Underground, Set 3: A Medieval Summer (1995)
BBC Singers
Paul Brough (conductor)

Mussorgsky orch Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Pictures from an exhibition, orch. Ravel

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Thea Musgrave

    On The Underground Set 3: A Medieval Summer

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Ben Parker

    The Affects of a Butterfly

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Letztes Gluck & Verlorene Jugend from 5 Gesange, Op. 104

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Turbulent landscapes

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and circumstance marches Op.39 - March no.1 in D major

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Soul's joy, now I am gone & We Watched her breathing through the night

    Performer: BBC Singers.
  • Maurice Ravel

    L'heure Espagnole

    Conductor: Lorin Maazel.