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    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.

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    Pierre Boulez
    Figures – Doubles – Prismes 22’

    interval

    Ravel, arr. P. Boulez
    Frontispice 2’

    Ravel
    Piano Concerto for the Left Hand 19’

    Stravinsky
    The Firebird 46’

    Marc-André Hamelin piano

    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    François-Xavier Roth conductor