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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Rouse, Ravel, Dessner, Bernstein

From the Barbican, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Joshua Weilerstein. Rouse: Rapture. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G. Dessner: Quilting. Bernstein: Symphonic Dances (West Side Story).

The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Joshua Weilerstein in American music by Bernstein, Rouse and Dessner. Francesco Piemontesi joins for Ravel's G major Piano Concerto. Recorded at the Barbican.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Rouse: Rapture
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Interval:

BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the second of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Trumpeter Zak Eastop plays music by:
John Williams, Ewazen and Ibert

Dessner: Quilting (BBC co-commission) [UK Premiere]
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)

An intoxicating blend of Ravel's sensuous G major concerto and Bernstein's roof-raising dances from West Side Story, spliced with high-octane new American works. Gifted young conductor Joshua Weilerstein brings us Christopher Rouse's Rapture, a journey towards 'an ever more blinding ecstasy' in the composer's words, and quilting by Bryce Dessner, founder-member of rock band The National. Relish an opportunity to experience the immaculate artistry of former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi in Ravel's spellbinding Piano Concerto.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Christopher Rouse

    Rapture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • George Gershwin

    Embraceable you from 7 Virtuoso etudes after Gershwin

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi. Music Arranger: Earl Wild.
  • Zak Eastop

    Escapades, 1st movt

  • Zak Eastop

    Sonata, 1st movt

  • Jacques Ibert

    Impromptu

    Performer: Zak Eastop.
  • Dessner

    Quilting for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Sonata 4 in D Major

    Performer: Anna Paradiso.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto in A Minor RV498

    Performer: Sergio Azzolini. Ensemble: L'Onda Armonica.
    • NAIVE.
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Sonata 4 in D Major

    Performer: Anna Paradiso.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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