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Prom 43: Saint-Saëns - 'Organ' Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit perform music by de Falla and Lalo, plus Saint-Saens Organ Symphony.

Live at BBC Proms: RPO and Charles Dutoit with Joshua Bell, Cameron Carpenter and Stephanie d'Oustrac, perform music by de Falla, Lalo and Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Manual de Falla El amor brujo
Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op 21

c.7.30pm: Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Clemency Burton-Hill talks to musicologists Clair Rowden and Richard Langham Smith about the music of Saint-Saëns.

c.7.50pm
Saint‐Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Bell, violin
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Tonight's celebration of the sun-scorched landscapes of Spain opens with Falla's flamenco ballet El amor brujo, rich in Andalusian folk melodies and featuring the famous 'Ritual Fire Dance'.
Joshua Bell is the soloist in Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, whose title conceals a virtuosic violin concerto steeped in the sounds of Spain, while Cameron Carpenter takes to the organ console in Saint-Saëns's mighty 'Organ' Symphony. 'With it I have given all I could,' observed the composer. 'What I did I could not achieve again.'.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 01:17:45

  • Manuel de Falla

    El amor brujo

    Performer: Stéphanie d'Oustrac. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Symphonie espagnole, Op 21

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
  • Jules Massenet

    Meditation (from Thais)

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
  • Interval

    Duration: 22:07

  • Part 2

    Duration: 48:00

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Cameron Carpenter. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Concert End Time

    Duration: 02:08

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