A Prom featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Ravel: Mother Goose. Jukka Tiensuu: Voice verser. Szymanowski: Songs of a Fairytale Princess. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.
Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms last month. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, atmospheric Szymanowski songs and Ravel's Mother Goose ballet.
Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Ravel: Mother Goose - ballet
Jukka Tiensuu: Voice verser (UK premiere)
Szymanowski: Songs of a Fairytale Princess (with three additional songs orchestrated by Sakari Oramo - UK premiere)
Anu Komsi (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Princes, princesses, sailors, a sultan, Tom Thumb and the Sleeping Beauty form some of the cast of this concert based around story-telling. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by soprano Anu Komsi for Szymanowski's Songs of a Fairytale Princess, and Jukka Tiensuu's Voice Verser, a virtuosic challenge for its singer. In Ravel's Mother Goose and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade it's the orchestra that turns storyteller.
First broadcast 23rd August 2014.