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
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
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.