Another chance to hear the BBC SO and Péter Eötvös in Stravinsky's Firebird, and works by Debussy and Bartók. Violinist Isabelle Faust joins for Eötvös's Alhambra Concerto.
Another chance to hear 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.
Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
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.
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.