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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Pierre BoulezFigures - Doubles - Prismes
~ Interval ~
Maurice RavelFrontispice (arr. P. Boulez)
Maurice RavelPiano Concerto for the Left Hand
Igor StravinskyThe Firebird, ballet


François-Xavier Roth – Conductor
Marc-André Hamelin – piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Textures and colours are to the fore in this concert with a French accent. Our triptych of Stravinsky ballets continues with The Firebird - the work that seized the ears of Paris’s elite with its urgent rhythms and evocative Russian folk melodies. We celebrate Boulez’s 90th-birthday year with his first work for full orchestra, a sophisticated experiment in colours and timbres. Marc-André Hamelin joins the BBC SO for Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.

Prom 36: Pierre Boulez, Ravel & Stravinsky

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