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Prom 39 repeat: Debussy, Ravel and Mark-Anthony Turnage

The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Ravel's Piano Concerto with soloist Inon Barnatan, and Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki with children's choirs at the Proms.

Afternoon on 3 - with Catriona Young.

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazushi Ono - Ravel's Piano Concerto with soloist Inon Barnatan, and Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hibiki with children's choirs.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

2.10pm:
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

2.35pm:
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.

[First heard on 14 August 2017]

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Joshua Bell.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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