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Impressionistic music with Spain at its heart. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard, and Javier Perianes perform Debussy, Falla and Ravel.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard and Javier Perianes perform Debussy, Falla and Ravel.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Debussy - Images
Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2

Interval

Ravel – Alborada del gracioso
Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel – Rapsodie espagnole

Javier Perianes (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

From an impressionistic era of composition, come the sounds of Spain in three composers highly influenced by the country.

Debussy takes us through the streets and paths, the fragrant nights and to the morning festivals. Ravel, whose mother was Basque, had natural affinity with Spain and set four different aspects of Spanish life in the Rapsodie espagnole and also in the Morning after the long night (Alborada). Falla painted a picture of his home country in a suite from his ballet and also in his enchanting nocturnes for piano played by the young Spanish virtuoso – Javier Perianes.

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