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Studio Concert: Knussen conducts Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky

 29 June 2012 at 7pm 

Studio Concert: Knussen conducts Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom

Oliver Knussen, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra invites you to a live studio recording of playful, song and dance infused music conducted by Oliver Knussen. Stravinsky’s famous symphonic poem ‘The Song of the Nightingale’ is presented alongside Swiss-French composer Arthur Honegger’s symphonic movement Rugby which, inspired by the game, presents exchanges between orchestral forces suggestive of opposing sides. This is preceded by French waltzes and a berceuse from Ravel and Debussy, as well as Boulez’s orchestration of Ravel’s Frontispice, originally scored for five hands on two pianos.

Maurice Ravel : Valses nobles et sentimentales
Claude Debussy : Berceuse Heroique
Maurice Ravel : Frontispice (arr. Boulez)
Igor Stravinsky : Le Chant du Rossignol
Arthur Honegger : Rugby

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