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Prom 14 (part 2): Durufle, Ravel and Simon Holt

Episode 2 of 3

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, the National Youth Choir of Wales and leading soloists in a performance of Durufle's Requiem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thierry Fischer live at the BBC Proms with music by Ravel, Duruflé's Requiem and a new flute concerto from Simon Holt for Emmanuel Pahud.

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Simon Holt: Morpheus Wakes (BBC commision: world premiere)
Ravel: La valse

8.15pm Interval

8.35pm
Duruflé: Requiem

Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
National Youth Choir of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)

Ravel's La Valse turns the Viennese waltz into a darkly tinged rhapsody, while his Valses nobles et sentimentales reflects the iconic dance in softer tones. Duruflé's Requiem is the musical cousin of Fauré's more familiar Requiem and anchors its warm 20th-century harmonies even more strongly in arching plainchant melody. Flute virtuoso Emmanuel Pahud joins the orchestra for the world premiere of Simon Holt's flute concert Morpheus Wakes - written for Pahud himself, who represents the god of dreaming 'as if slowly waking from a deep, troubled sleep'.

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 29th July at 2pm.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Jul 2014 20:35

Music Played

  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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