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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Debussy, Mozart, Messiaen

Pianist Steven Osborne joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 27. Plus Jac van Steen conducts Debussy's La Mer.

Pianist Steven Osborne joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mozart's Piano Concerto No.27. Plus Jac van Steen conducts Debussy's La Mer.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff. Nicola Heywood Thomas presents.

Debussy: Nocturnes
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in E flat major K595

c. 8.35pm Interval: The Debussy Meme
Debussy in Paris: A survey of the influence of Debussy on popular culture, from the music box to Tomita's recreation of his music using the analogue synthesiser, via Art of Noise. With contributions from Anne Dudley from Art of Noise, film music composer Craig Armstrong, the painter Emma Visca, and composer and musician Hannah Peel.

c. 8.55pm
Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées
Debussy: La Mer

Steven Osborne (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

Debussy's music of water, wind and light surrounds colourful works by composers at different ends of their lives. Mozart's 27th piano concerto was to be his last, yet despite its subdued qualities, the finale is based on a song welcoming the summer. Messiaen's meditation for orchestra dates back to his early years after leaving conservatoire. It's a stunningly beautiful work that foreshadows a lifelong devotion to the mystical connection between music and faith.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major, K.595

    Performer: Stephen Osborne. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Les offrandes oubliées

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Vous m'avez dit (Les heures claires)

    Performer: Melinda Paulsen. Performer: Angela Gassenhuber.
    • Trouba Disk.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Que tes yeux claires, tes yeux d'été (Les heures claires)

    Performer: Melinda Paulsen. Performer: Angela Gassenhuber.
    • Trouba Disk.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Broadcast

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