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BBC Proms 1995: the Centenary Season

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Introduced by James Naughtie from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
This Centenary Season sees the first visit of an Italian symphony orchestra to the Proms. The Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, with their 33-year-old conductor and music director Daniele Gatti, perform Respighi's Fountains of Rome, a vivid and colourful picture-postcard evocation that displays the characteristically warm and generous sound of the orchestra.
The interval film reveals the locations that inspired the music and shows the orchestra at work on their home ground. Gatti - a charismatic Milan-born maestro - is one of the fast rising stars of the concert platform and takes over as music director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra next year.
"The academy is one of Italy's oldest orchestras and this year they celebrate their centenary so it is particularly important for us to join the centenary celebrations of the Proms," Gatti says.
There's also a witty and sparkling concerto for two pianos by Poulenc.
The soloists are the acclaimed sisters, Katia and Marielle Labeque.

Contributors

Presenter: James Naughtie
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Pianist: Katia Labeque
Pianist: Marielle Labeque
Director: Simon Broughton
Executive Producer: Jonathan Fulford

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BBC Proms 1995: the Centenary Season

BBC One London, 10 August 1995 22.50






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