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Prom 8: Invitation to the Dance

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 24 July 2019 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Eötvös, Peter (b. 1944)Alhambra (violin concerto) BBC co-commission with Festival Internacional deMúsica y Danza de Granada, Orchestre de Paris and Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker: UK premiere
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)Dance Suite
Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)The Firebird – suite (1919)

Dance – whether in the exotic pulse of Bartók’s Dance Suite, the insistent Russian folk rhythms of Stravinsky’s The Firebird or the languorous ballet of Debussy’s faun – runs right through tonight’s Prom. Peter Eötvös conducts his new violin concerto

Alhambra – performed here by the work’s original soloist, award-winning German violinist Isabelle Faust.

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