The Hallé

Date: 01/11/2017
Venue: Neuadd Dewi Sant / St David's Hall, Caerdydd / Cardiff
Time: 19:30

The Hallé - International Concert Series 2017-18

Conductor Sir Mark Elder 

 Soloist Sergio Castello-Lopez, Clarinet 

Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole 16'

Debussy Rhapsody No 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra  8'

Ravel Bolero 16'

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel) 33'

Ravel’s Spanish-Basque heritage is heard to striking effect in the exotically charged Rapsodie Espagnole and in his orchestral showpiece Bolero, a work originally intended for performance by Ida Rubinstein’s ballet troupe in 1928. Debussy’s Rhapsody began life as a Conservatoire test piece for clarinet, while Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, originally for solo piano, was given new life by Ravel’s magnificent arrangement in which form it is better known.