FALLA El amor brujo
LALO Symphonie espagnole
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, ‘Organ’
Charles Dutoit Conductor
Stéphanie d’Oustrac Mezzo-soprano
Joshua Bell Violin
Cameron Carpenter Organ
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tonight’s celebration of the sun-scorched landscapes of Spain opens with Falla’s flamenco ballet El amor brujo, rich in Andalusian folk melodies and featuring the famous ‘Ritual Fire Dance’.
Joshua Bell is the soloist in Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, whose title conceals a virtuosic violin concerto steeped in the sounds of Spain, while Cameron Carpenter takes to the organ console in Saint-Saëns’s mighty ‘Organ’ Symphony. ‘With it I have given all I could,’ observed the composer. ‘What I did I could not achieve again.’
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