At La Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, for a concert with a definite Spanish flavour. Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Spanish conductor Josep Pons played a first half of Ravel’s ‘Rapsodie Espagnole’ and ‘Piano Concerto in G major’. The soloist was renowned Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, who returned to the stage for a stunning encore with a solo arrangement of the ‘Ritual Fire Dance’ from Manuel de Falla’s ‘El Amor Brujo.’ The second half began with Ravel’s ‘Alborada del Gracioso’ before continuing with an excellent performance of de Falla’s ‘Le Tricorne, Suites 1 & 2’.
Josep Pons and Javier Perianes
Ravel: ‘Rapsodie Espagnole’; Ravel: ‘Concerto for Piano in G major’; de Falla: ‘Ritual Fire Dance’ from ‘El Amor Brujo.’; Ravel: ‘Alborada del Gracioso’; de Falla: ‘Le Tricorne, Suites 1 and 2’.