Orchestre National de Lyon Perform at Royal Albert Hall
July 24, 2009
As part of the BBC Proms 2009, the acclaimed Orchestra National de Lyon conducted by Jun Märkl present the UK première of Toshio Hosokawa’s Cloud and Light, Takemitsu’s Ceremonial: An Autumn Ode and Green, Sarasate’s ‘Carmen’ Fantasy, Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Tzigane, Debussy’s La mer and André Caplet’s orchestration of Debussy’s ‘Pagodes’ from Estampes. The concert (Friday 24 July 2009, 7:30pm) features soloists Akiko Suwanai, violin and Mayumi Miyata, shō.
A three-part Prom tracing musical cross-fertilisations between East and West, and between France and Spain. Takemitsu’s Ceremonial showcases the Japanese shō (mouth organ) but the key influence on his Green was Debussy—who had himself used oriental scales and sonorities in ‘Pagodes’ and La mer. The shō reappears in Hosokawa’s recent Cloud and Light. Works by Bizet and Ravel complete the programme.
Jun Märkl and the Orchestre National de Lyon have made several acclaimed Naxos recordings, including music by Hosokawa, Debussy and Ravel:
Jun Märkl Biography & Discography
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