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
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.