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
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)
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].
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