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The Rose Lake

Live from the Barbican, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tippett's evocation of a Senegalese lake. Lisa Batiashvili joins for Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1.

Live from the Barbican, Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tippett's evocation of a Senegalese lake. Lisa Batiashvili joins for Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1.

Presented by Martin Handley

Michael Tippett: The Rose Lake
Karol Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

8pm
Interval

Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Suite (UK premiere), arr. Altinoglu

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

‘A song without words for orchestra’, Tippett’s final work was inspired by a lake in Senegal, flushed pink by the midday sun. The result is an ecstatic hymn to nature teeming with rhythmic energy and thick slashes of melody. Tippett specialist Sir Andrew Davis, conducts The Rose Lake alongside two other richly coloured works – the Suite from Debussy’s shadowy fairytale opera Pelléas et Mélisande, which receives its UK premiere here, and, with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist, Szymanowski’s sumptuous Violin Concerto - inspired by a poem by the Polish poet Tadeusz Miciński with the words "And now we stand by the lake in crimson blossom, in flowing tears of joy, with rapture and fear...."

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Tippett

    The Rose Lake

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Histoires naturelles

    Performer: Alain Altinoglu. Singer: Nora Gubisch.
    • NAIVE.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Violin Concerto No.1

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite from Pelleas and Melisande

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7-10.
  • Claude Debussy

    Dr Gradus ad Parnassum (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jimbo's Lullaby (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    The Little Shepherd (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 18.

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