Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra plays music ranging from Faure, Debussy and Ravel to Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Henri Dutilleux at the Philharmonie, Paris.
Fiona Talkington introduces recordings made at the Philharmonie concert hall in Paris.
Opened in January 2015, this set of spaces in the north of Paris has at its core a symphonic concert hall of 2,400 seats designed by Jean Nouvel. The Radio Philharmonic is heard there today in performances conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and Mikko Franck.
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) - Symphony No. 2 ('Le Double')
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
followed at approx 3.20pm by
Copland: Quiet City
Fauré: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80
Philip Glass: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (French Premiere)
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances, from 'West Side Story'
Gidon Kremer (violin), Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (cello)
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikko Franck, conductor