From the 2022 BBC Proms
Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov both drew inspiration from the tales of the beautiful Scheherazade, and both created music that lets a full symphony orchestra weave pure enchantment: a glorious showcase for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and its charismatic French guest conductor Ariane Matiakh. Sally Beamish, meanwhile, finds stories closer to home, in a beehive-inspired premiere for ‘Queen of Harps’ Catrin Finch.
RAVEL: Sheherazade – ouverture de feerie
SALLY BEAMISH: Hive
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Orchid 100127)