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Prom 8: Invitation to the Dance

Live at the BBC Proms. Péter Eötvös conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Stravinsky's Firebird, Debussy, Bartók and, with violinist Isabelle Faust, Eötvös's Alhambra Concerto.

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC SO conducted by Péter Eötvös in Stravinsky's Firebird, and works by Debussy and Bartók. Violinist Isabelle Faust joins for Eötvös's Alhambra Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Debussy
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Péter Eötvös
Alhambra (violin concerto) UK premiere

INTERVAL: Proms Plus: Hannah Conway hosts a discussion about Bartók with musicologist and broadcaster Erik Levi and Nigel Simeone, recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union. Producer Helen Garrison.

Bartók
Dance Suite

Stravinsky
The Firebird – suite (revised version, 1919)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Péter Eötvös (conductor)

Dance – whether in the exotic pulse of Bartók’s Dance Suite, the insistent Russian folk rhythms of Stravinsky’s The Firebird or the languorous ballet of Debussy’s faun – runs right through tonight’s Prom.

Peter Eötvös, celebrating his 75th birthday this year, conducts his new violin concerto Alhambra – performed here by the work’s original soloist, award-winning German violinist Isabelle Faust.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Péter Eötvös

    Alhambra - Violin concerto

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Béla Bartók

    Dance Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Péter Eötvös.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Firebird Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Péter Eötvös.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in E flat major for 2 trumpets

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Performer: Michael Laird. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Iona Brown.
    • Philips.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Klavierstücke, Op 119

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Einsame, D 800

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Simon Keenlyside.
    • Schubert: Favourite Lieder.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.

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