Prom 67: Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel
The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel. Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2. Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2; La valse.
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel play Villa-Lobos, Paul Desenne and Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 at the BBC Proms.
Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 4th September
Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2
Ravel: La Valse
The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011. As part of the 2016 Proms celebration of South American music and musicians, we hear a performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and one of Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tributes to JS Bach - his Bachianas Brasileiras No 2. This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin-de-siècle waltz, La Valse.