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'
Interval: Proms Plus
An introduction to the music and life of Lili Boulanger, with Caroline Rae and Caroline Potter, presented by Andrew McGregor.
Justina Gringytė, mezzo-soprano
CBSO Youth 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.