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Prom 40: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Date Friday 15 August 2008
Time 7.30pm - c9.30pm
Venue Royal Albert Hall
Tickets £6-£35 price band A or Prom for £5
Broadcast Live on BBC Four, Recorded for BBC Two and BBC HD and Live on BBC Radio 3. Available as audio on demand for the following week.
The music of Leoš Janá?ek is a relatively recent departure for Pierre Boulez, who conducted From the House of the Dead at the Aix-en-Provence Festival last year to great acclaim.
Here he takes on two of the Czech composer\'s greatest non-theatrical works, as well as the Capriccio for piano (left hand) and wind instruments. The Sinfonietta, with its extraordinary brassy sonorities, shares the first half with the Capriccio.
The Glagolitic Mass - featuring Simon Preston, who later returns for his Bach Day recital (Prom 50) - is visceral in its orchestration, and is here restored to Janá?ek more fiery and dramatic original version.
Janá?ek Sinfonietta (23 mins)
Janá?ek Capriccio for piano (left hand) and wind instruments, \'Defiance\' (1926) (17 mins)
Janá?ek Glagolitic Mass (original version, reconstr. Paul Wingfield) (41 mins)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet soprano
Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Simon O\'Neill tenor
Peter Fried bass
Simon Preston organ
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez conductor