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Prom 14: Durufle, Ravel and Simon Holt

A Prom featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Thierry Fischer. Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales. Holt: Morpheus Wakes. Ravel: La valse. Durufle: Requiem.

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thierry Fischer recorded on Sunday at the BBC Proms. Music by Ravel, Duruflé's Requiem and Simon Holt's new flute concerto for Emmanuel Pahud.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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

Duruflé: Requiem

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Gerald Finley (baritone)
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 setting 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 concerto Morpheus Wakes - written for Pahud himself, who represents the god of dreaming 'as if slowly waking from a deep, troubled sleep'.

First broadcast on Sunday 27th July 2014.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses nobles et sentimentales, arr. for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
  • Simon Holt

    Morpheus wakes - concerto for flute and orchestra

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse - choreographic poem for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem, Op 9

    Singer: Ruby Hughes. Choir: National Youth Choir of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thierry Fischer. Singer: Gerald Finley. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Fetes d Hebe

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto om F major for two pianos, strings and horns

    Performer: Yury Martynov. Conductor: Manfred Huss. Performer: Alexei Lubimov. Orchestra: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien.

Credits

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

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