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Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra performs Mussorgsky, Benjamin, Ravel, Ligeti and Debussy

Live at the BBC Proms: The National Youth Orchestra under George Benjamin, with pianist Tamara Stefanovich, perform music by Mussorgsky, Benjamin, Ravel, Ligeti and Debussy.

Live at the BBC Proms: The National Youth Orchestra under George Benjamin with pianist Tamara Stefanovich with music by Mussorgsky, Benjamin, Ravel, Ligeti and Debussy.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Redmond

7.30pm
Mussorgsky, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
George Benjamin Dance Figures
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

c.8.20
During the interval, Tom Redmond is joined live by members of the National Youth Orchestra and tonight's soloist, Tamara Stefanovich, and finds out about some of the NYO's activities behind the scenes. Tom also gets some reaction to tonight's Prom from the ex-NYO and now Berlin Philharmonic horn player, Sarah Willis.

c.8.40pm
Ligeti Lontano
Debussy La mer

Tamara Stefanovich (piano)
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
George Benjamin (conductor)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain return to conjure a series of vivid worlds, both real and imagined.

The sea roars and shimmers in Debussy's La mer, Mussorgsky paints eerie visions of a Witches' Sabbath, while Ligeti's Lontano summons the 'dream worlds of childhood'.

Ravel's brooding Concerto for the Left Hand was commissioned by a pianist who lost an arm in the First World War.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Prayer Bell Sketch

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich.
  • Gy├Ârgy Ligeti

    Lontano

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Claude Debussy

    La mer

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Louis Spohr

    Rondo al espagnol (Clarinet Concerto No 4 in E minor)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Robin O'Neill.
    • Spohr - Clarinet Concertos 3 and 4.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.

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