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BBC Philharmonic - Elgar, Walton, Bizet, Debussy

Live from City Hall in Hull, the BBC Philharmonic under Jac van Steen. Elgar: Alassio. Walton: Violin Concerto (with Tasmin Little). Bizet: Carmen (Suite). Debussy: La Mer.

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Jac van Steen in music by Elgar, Walton, Debussy and orchestral music from Bizet's opera, Carmen.

Live from City Hall, Hull
Presented by Tom Redmond

Elgar: Overture - In the South, 'Alassio'
Walton: Violin Concerto

Music Interval

8.40
Bizet: Carmen (Suite)
Debussy: La Mer

Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Jac van Steen (conductor)

An Italian aroma infuses the English music in the first part of tonight's programme; Elgar's 'Alassio' was written while he was on holiday on the Italian Riviera, inspired by its landscape. Tasmin Little joins the orchestra for Walton's Violin Concerto, a piece he began in Ravello and which breathes Italian warmth through its long melodic lines and whiff of popular song. A return north to the cooler climes of the English Channel ends the programme after we've enjoyed a steamy visit to Spain for orchestral music from Bizet's red-blooded opera, Carmen.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Edward Elgar

      In the South

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
    • William Walton

      Violin Concerto

      Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Interval

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Sonata for Piano and Violin in A minor Op 23

      Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Martin Roscoe.
  • Part 2

    • Georges Bizet

      Carmen Suite No 1

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
    • Claude Debussy

      La mer

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Post-concert

    • Franz Schubert

      Allegro in A minor, 'Lebenssturme', D.947

      Performer: David Fray. Performer: Jacques Rouvier.
      • WARNER CLASSICS.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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