DE FALLA Scenes and Dances from ‘The Three Cornered Hat’ Part I
DE FALLA Three Dances from ‘The Three Cornered Hat’ Part II
LALO Symphonie espagnole *
STRAVINSKY The Firebird – Suite (1945)
Jaime Martín conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin *
London Symphony Orchestra
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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
The stories, traditions and folk tunes of Andalusia are all at play in Da Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat. Lively rhythmic dances – the flamenco, the farruca, the jota, the fandango – and a vivid palette of orchestral colours come together to tell the ballet’s rambunctious tale. Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, too, is animated by the spirit and sounds of Spanish music, with violinist Christian Tetzlaff taking on the dizzying virtuosity of the solo.
To conclude, Jaime Martín turns to another ballet score – Stravinsky’s breakthrough The Firebird. The fantastical Russian legend of the mythical Firebird is told through the composer’s dazzling orchestrations, allusions to Russian folk music, frenetic rhythms and ringing, victorious conclusion.