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Prom 39: Debussy, Ravel and Mark-Anthony Turnage

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Ravel's Piano Concerto, plus Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki.

After: Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono - Ravel's Piano Concerto, with soloist Inon Barnatan, and the European premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

20.00 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Mark-Antony Turnage talks to Kate Molleson

20.20
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hibiki (European premiere)

Inon Barnatan (piano)
Sally Matthews (soprano)
Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo)
New London Children's Choir
Finchley Children's Music Group
Kazushi Ono (conductor)

Sunlight and sensitivity dominate Debussy's ravishing Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune. The cooler shades of jazz shoot through Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki (Japanese for "beautiful sound") makes reference to the earthquake and devastating tsunami which struck north-east Japan in 2011. A children's chorus and settings of Japanese poetry for soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists create a sequence of threnodies offering solace after loss. This is the European premiere.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kazushi Ono.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major

    Performer: Inon Barnatan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kazushi Ono.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14

    Performer: Inon Barnatan.
  • Interval

    Mark-Anthony Turnage in conversation with Kate Molleson.

    Duration: 22:19

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Hibiki

    Performer: Sally Matthews. Performer: Mihoko Fujimura. Choir: Finchley Childrens Music Group. Choir: New London Children's Choir. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kazushi Ono.
  • Post-concert

    • Shalan Alhamwy

      Departure

      Performer: Shalan Alhamwy. Performer: Benyamin Nuss. Lyricist: Nesrine Khoury. Singer: Rasha Rizk.
    • Robert Schumann

      Introduction and Allegro appassionato in G major, Op 92

      Performer: Jan Lisiecki. Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
      • Jan Lisiecki I Antonio Pappano: Schumann.
      • Deutsche Grammophon.
      • 005.

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Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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