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Prom 8: Invitation to the Dance

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

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, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

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

    Alhambra (violin concerto)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Péter Eötvös.
  • Béla Bartók

    Dance Suite

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

    The Firebird - suite (1919)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Péter Eötvös.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata in G major

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Performer: Katia Labèque.
    • Viktoria Mullova - Recital, with Katia Labeque.
    • Onyx.
    • 11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in G major, B16 No 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 24.

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