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Prom 29 (part 1): Stravinsky, Messiaen and Ravel

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Nicholas Collon conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Mozart: Ballet music (Idomeneo). Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet).

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Nicholas Collon, live at the BBC Proms. They are joined by pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mozart: Idomeneo - ballet music
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

7.30 pm

7.50 pm
Messiaen: Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (Oiseau tui) (orch. Christopher Dingle) (world premiere)
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Ravel: Miroirs - Oiseaux tristes (arr. Colin Matthews) (BBC commission) (world premiere)
Ravel: La valse

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Nicholas Collon (conductor)

Mozart's Idomeneo owes its ballet sequence to the influence of French opera, and it launches a programme featuring two Frenchmen who idolised Mozart: Ravel and Messiaen. Ravel's Piano Concerto in G adds a jazzy colouring to its Classical influences, while Oiseaux tristes and La valse contrast the doleful calls of lost forest birds with a dark, swirling portrait of the disintegration of Vienna. The world premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Messiaen - originally intended for the composer's Éclairs sur l'au-delà - brings more birdsong (that of the tui from New Zealand), while Stravinsky's urbane neo-Classical Symphony combines piquancy and elegance.

[This Prom will be repeated on Friday 14th August at 2pm].

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Aug 2015 18:30

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo: Ballet Music

  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic


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