National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - Stravinsky, Michael Daugherty
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain under Kristjan Jarvi. Stravinsky: Feu d'artifice. Michael Daugherty: Fire and Blood (Chad Hoopes: violin). Stravinsky: The Firebird.
Photograph: (c) Jason Alden
From the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain plays Stravinsky's Firebird
Stravinsky: Fireworks (Feu d'artifice)
Michael Daugherty: Fire and Blood for violin & orchestra
8.00: Interval: BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first of the finalists in this year's woodwind category.
Flautist Lucy Driver plays music by Godard and Dutilleux.
Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet (1910)
Chad Hoopes, violin
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Kristjan Järvi, conductor
The NYO is joined by virtuosic young violinist Chad Hoopes for Fire and Blood - a concerto by Michael Daugherty, one of America's most significant living composers. Its highly charged music describes the fiery furnaces of 1930s America's car assembly lines, with colourful orchestration and pulsing rhythms.
In contrast, Stravinsky's masterpiece The Firebird is a romantic fairy-tale ballet based on the Russian legend, weaving human and supernatural worlds and brilliantly showcasing every instrument in the orchestra.
Followed by: Menuhin 100 - classic recordings from Yehudi Menuhin's discography.