Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in John Foulds's Three Mantras.
The BBC Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena are joined by Steven Osborne and ValÃ©rie Hartmann-Claverie live at the BBC Proms.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
Foulds: Three Mantras
8.00 pm INTERVAL
Messiaen: TurangalÃ®la Symphony
ValÃ©rie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes martenot)
Steven Osborne (piano)
London Symphony Chorus (women's voices)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Hindu philosophy is the guiding thread through this Prom of music by one of the twentieth century's undisputed masters and one of its neglected mavericks. Messiaen's TurangalÃ®la Symphony translates the 'curious, exquisite, unexpected melodic contours' of the Hindu tradition for Western ears. John Foulds's music was heavily influenced by his spiritual fascination with India; his style shifts in his Three Mantras from the rhythmic violence of Stravinsky to inward meditation and the colourful textures of Ravel.
This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 25th August at 2pm.
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