Rossini William Tell, Overture
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete)
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
James Ehnes Violin
Virtuoso violinist James Ehnes in conversation.
With a burst of flame and a cascade of sparks, the magical Firebird leaps into life. When Igor Stravinsky composed The Firebird, he didn’t just imagine a world of enchanted princesses, courageous heroes and green-clawed demons, he let us hear it too, in some of the most ravishingly colourful music of the twentieth century. Expect former BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda to revel in Stravinsky’s magical colours, as we continue to celebrate the composer’s great ballet music.
Superb Canadian violinist James Ehnes performs Prokofiev’s effervescent and lyrical Second Concerto and the programme begins with Rossini’s thrilling overture to William Tell.