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)