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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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'eau (Images, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano).
  • César Franck

    Le chasseur maudit

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Hippolyte et Aricie, Act V Scene 3: Ou Suis-Je? - Quels doux concerts! (Aricie)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie. Singer: Anna Maria Panzarella.
  • François Couperin

    Concerto no. 12 for 2 Viols

    Ensemble: Purcell Quartet.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Don Quichotte a Dulcinee

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Gerald Finley.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique

    Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano).

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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