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Prom 44 repeat: CBSO and Ludovic Morlot perform Debussy, Ravel and Boulanger

BBC Proms repeat: the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Chorus, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, perform Debussy, Lili Boulanger and Ravel.

Afternoon Concert with Jonathan Swain.

Another chance to hear the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Chorus and conductor Ludovic Morlot perform music by Lili Boulanger, Debussy and Ravel at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Lili Boulanger: Psalm 130 'Du fond de l'abîme'

2.40pm
Interval: Proms Plus
An introduction to the music and life of Lili Boulanger, with Caroline Rae and Caroline Potter, presented by Andrew McGregor.

3pm
Debussy: Nocturnes
Ravel: Boléro

Justina Gringytė, mezzo-soprano
CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

The CBSO and Ludovic Morlot mark two major centenaries in this all-French programme. In the centenary of his death, Debussy is celebrated in the languorous beauty of Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, as well as the Nocturnes with their shifting, shimmering play of musical light.

Lili Boulanger, whose death in 1918 at the age of just 24 cut short a career of extraordinary promise, is represented by her powerful setting of Psalm 130 – a musical howl of grief composed at the height of the First World War.

Ravel’s Boléro closes the evening with its hypnotic Spanish dance rhythm and swirling orchestral colours.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Psalm 130 (Du fond de l'abime)

    Singer: Justina Gringytė. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot. Choir: City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Choir: CBSO Chorus.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
  • Béla Bartók

    Three Village Scenes for female voices

    Choir: SLUK Slovakian Folkensemble Choir. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Gaspard de la nuit

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.

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