A Prom with the BBC SO conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth. Boulez: Figures - Doubles - Prismes. Ravel: Frontispice; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Stravinsky: The Firebird.
Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.
Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth, performing Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird. Marc-André Hamelin plays Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.
Presented by Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Pierre Boulez: Figures - Doubles - Prismes
Ravel (arr. Boulez): Frontispice
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)
Textures and colours are to the fore in this concert with a French accent. Our triptych of Stravinsky ballets continues with The Firebird - the work that seized the ears of Paris's elite with its urgent rhythms and evocative Russian folk melodies. We celebrate Boulez's 90th-birthday year with his first work for full orchestra, a sophisticated experiment in colours and timbres. Marc-André Hamelin joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Ravel's jazz-influenced Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.
[First broadcast on Wednesday 12th August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.