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12/04/2018

Presenting musical events from all over the world. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier play Ravel, Beethoven and Berlioz.

You can't always get what you want..

Diaghilev had wanted another ballet from Ravel - instead he composed La Valse, which Diaghilev called a master piece, but not a ballet.
Beethoven wanted a pianist to perform his just finished 4th piano concerto. No one came forward, and Beethoven had to play his most personal and poetic concerto himself. Scottish pianist Steven Osborne plays the music that asks as many questions as it answers.
In the second half, unrequited desire was the muse for this most spectacular of concert works - the sensational, opium-fueled spectacular that is Hector Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique'.
The conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier will bring plenty of French flair to this concert conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra live from City Halls in Glasgow.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Ravel - La Valse
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 4
interval
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Producer Douglas Templeton.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No.4

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Maurice Ravel

    A la maniere de Chabrier

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Feuillet d'album

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Waltz

    Performer: Alfons Kontarsky. Performer: Aloys Kontarsky.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud. Singer: Juliette.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Valse Brillante

    Performer: Konstanze Eickhorst.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Richard Strauss

    'Leises Lied' (5 Lieder Op.39, No. 1)

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Louise Alder.
    • Strauss: Through Life and Love.
    • Orchid Classics.
    • 2.

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