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Prom 46: Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

A Prom in which Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in music by Mozart, Ravel and Middle Eastern composers Ayal Adler and Kareem Roustom.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim recorded last month at the BBC Proms with music by Mozart, Ravel and two Middle-East composers: Israeli, Ayal Adler and Syrian-born Kareem Roustom.

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - overture
Kareem Roustom: Ramal (UK premiere)
Ayal Adler: Resonating Sounds (UK premiere)

8.30pm
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel: Boléro

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim return to the BBC Proms with Spanish-infused repertoire, starting with music by Mozart - the overture to his opera The Marriage of Figaro, set in Seville. It's followed by the UK premiere of two compositions by Middle-Eastern composers: Israeli, Ayal Adler and Syrian-born Kareem Roustom. And then it's time for some more Iberian flavours with Ravel's music: his Rapsodie espagnole and Alborada del gracioso, followed by an orchestral version of his Pavane pour une infante défunte and finishing with the mesmerising rhythms of his Bolero.

First broadcast 20th August 2014.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 16 (K.451) in D major, [complete]

    Director: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
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  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro - (K.492), Overture

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole vers. for orchestra

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Ayal Adler

    Resonating Sounds

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 1, no.1a; Aragonaise (Entr'acte, Act 4)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 1, no.2; Intermezzo (Entr'acte, Act 3)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 1, no.5; Les Toreadors (Introduction to Act 1)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - suite no. 1, no.4; Les Dragons d'Alcala (Entr'acte, Act 2)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Kareem Roustom

    Ramal

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • West–Eastern Divan Orchestra

    El Firulete

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Music Arranger: Carli, Jose.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso [The Jester's Aubade] – from the suite 'Miroirs' (1905)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une enfante defunte

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.

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