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Impressionist music with Spain at its heart. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard and Javier Perianes perform Debussy, Falla and Ravel.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard and Javier Perianes perform Debussy, Falla and Ravel.

Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow, in March 2019

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Debussy - Images
Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2

8.20 Interval Music
Falla - Homenaje, Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (Milos Karadaglic, guitar)
Viardot - Havanaise (Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano)
Ridrigo - Invocacion y Danza, Homenaje a Manuel de Falla (Xuefei Yang, guitar)

8.40 Part 2
Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole

Javier Perianes (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Another chance to hear a concert of music performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard. Works by three composers highly influenced by Spain.

Debussy takes us through the streets and paths, the fragrant nights and to the morning festivals. Ravel, whose mother was Basque, had natural affinity with Spain and set four different aspects of Spanish life in the Rapsodie espagnole and also in the Morning after the long night (Alborada). Falla painted a picture of his home country in a suite from his ballet and also in his enchanting nocturnes for piano played by the young Spanish virtuoso – Javier Perianes.

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Manuel de Falla

    The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy

    Performer: Miloš Karadaglić.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Invocacion y Danza: Homenaje a Manuel de Falla

    Performer: Xuefei Yang.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Nights in the Gardens of Spain

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance

    Performer: Javier Perianes.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Emilie Mayer

    Piano Concerto in B flat - 3rd mvt: Allegro

    Performer: Ewa Kupiec. Orchestra: Neubrandenburger Philharmonie. Conductor: Sebastian Tewinkel.
    • Capriccio.

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