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Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella is a highlight of tonight's concert of classical favourites.
Bach’s timeless Brandenburg Concerto No.4 opens the Full Works Concert this evening, before we hear Stravinsky’s delightful neo-classical style music for the ballet, Pulcinella.
The classical era was very much in Stravinsky 's mind when he was composing his ballet Pulcinella. The great Russian impresario Diaghilev wanted a ballet based on an early 18th-century Commedia dell'arte libretto and music believed to have been composed by Giovanni Pergolesi. Stravinsky rewrote this older music in a more modern way by borrowing specific themes and textures, but interjecting modern rhythms, cadences and harmonies.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major BWV.1049
Trevor Pinnock conducts the European Brandenburg Ensemble
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major K.488
Hélène Grimaud directs the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra from the piano
Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Christopher Hogwood conducts the Basel Chamber Orchestra
Giulio Caccini: Ave Maria
Mezzo-soprano: Elina Garanca
Karel Mark Chicon conducts the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Max Bruch: Symphony No.2 in F minor Opus 36
Kurt Masur conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra