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Ravel, Debussy, Barber and Poulenc from Paris

Hannah French introduces Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe, Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 in performances recorded in Paris.

Hannah French introduces performances from the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France.
Today's programme features two of Ravel's most popular works, Barber's famous Adagio and Rachmaninov's lyrical second piano concerto.

Ravel: La Valse (piano version)
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor, FP 61
Astor Piazzolla: Improvisation on 'Libertango' (encore)
Debussy: Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Gvantsa Buniatishvili (piano)
Claude Delangle (saxophone)
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikko Franck (conductor)

followed at approx 3.00pm

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Martinů: Violin Concerto No. 1, H. 226

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin),
Orchestre National de France, Lan Shui (conductor)

and at approx 3.45pm

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18
Nikolai Lugansky (piano),
Orchestre National de France, Emmanuel Krivine, (conductor)

2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili. Performer: Gvantsa Buniatishivili.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto for two pianos in D minor

    Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili. Performer: Gvantsa Buniatishivili. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Mikko Franck.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Improvisation on 'Libertango'

    Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili. Performer: Gvantsa Buniatishivili.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rhapsody for Saxaphone and Orchestra

    Performer: Claude Delangle. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Mikko Franck.
  • Claude Debussy

    Syrinx

    Performer: Claude Delangle.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2

    Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Mikko Franck.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for Strings

    Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Lan Shui.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Violin Concerto No. 1, H.226

    Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Lan Shui.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Lilac, Op. 21 No. 5

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.

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