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 BBCSO for Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, commissioned by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.
Figures – Doubles – Prismes 22’
Ravel, arr. P. Boulez
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand 19’
The Firebird 46’
Marc-André Hamelin piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth conductor