BBC Philharmonic - Hindemith, Ravel, Mahler
The BBC Philharmonic under Jesus Lopez-Cobos in Hindemith's Concert Music. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet joins them for Ravel's Piano Concerto and Ruby Hughes for Mahler's Symphony No 4.
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by distinguished Spanish conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos in music by Mahler and Hindemith. They are joined by charismatic French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G.
Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Hindemith: Concert Music for brass and strings
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Mahler: Symphony No 4
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Commissioned by Koussevitsky for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hindemith's exhilarating Concert Music for brass and strings opens the programme. Charismatic French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet joins the orchestra for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G a piece Ravel described as "classical" but which has at its centre a jazz-scented oasis of calm. Mahler's sunny Fourth Symphony with its concluding "child's view of heaven" sung by soprano Ruby Hughes, brings the concert to a calm close.