Ulster Orchestra - Elgar, Ravel, Franck
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Ulster Orchestra at the Ulster Hall. Elgar: In the South 'Alassio'. Ravel arr Tortelier: Piano Trio in A minor. Franck: Symphony in D minor.
The Ulster Orchestra are joined by their former principal conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier in a performance of Elgar's tone poem In the South 'Alassio', written between 1903 and1904, the subtitle a reference to the town in Italy where the composer and his family stayed during the holiday when he wrote the work. Then, Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor, orchestrated and arranged by conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Tortelier explained that his reason for orchestrating the Trio goes back many years, when he and his father and sister performed the work, and much of it was completed during his time in Belfast and written specially for the Ulster Orchestra.
The programme is rounded off with Franck's Symphony in D minor, the only symphony the composer wrote, completed in August 1888. The piece received its premiere the following year at the Paris Conservatory and is dedicated to his pupil, the composer Henri Duparc.