BBC Symphony Orchestra - Franck, Ravel, Berlioz
Live from the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Pascal Rophe. Franck: Le chasseur maudit. Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.
Live from the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophé. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Ravel's Left Hand Piano Concerto with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Franck: Le chasseur maudit
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Interval - French music including 'Quels doux concerts' from Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, Ravel's Don Quichotte a Dulcinée, and a performance, by two viols, of the Concerto No. 12 from Couperin's Les gouts-réunis.
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophé (conductor)
An evening of dazzling Gallic genius, led by Pascal Rophé. The supernatural comes to the fore: in César Franck's symphonic poem a count dares to go hunting on a Sunday morning, in violation of the Sabbath. Cursed, he is condemned to be pursued by demons for eternity. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique ends with a witches' Sabbath as the febrile imagination of the talented lovesick young artist plumbs the heights and depths - under the influence of opium.
Ravel's transparent Piano Concerto for the Left Hand is performed by the award-winning Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, whose eloquence and artistry have won him fans across the globe.
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