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
Bizet: Carmen (Suite)
Debussy: La Mer
Tasmin Little (violin)
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.