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Alain Altinoglu conducts Berlioz, Lalo, Dutilleux and Roussel featuring violinist Renaud Capuçon

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French conductor Alain Altinoglu, making his BSO debut, leads this all-French program and is joined by his countryman, the violinist Renaud Capuçon, for Édouard Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, written for the great Spanish virtuoso Sarasate in 1874 and a brilliant concerto in all but name. Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture, by turns romantic and exuberant, opens the program. Albert Roussel's Suite No. 2 from his 1930 ballet Bacchus et Ariane was strongly championed with the BSO by Charles Munch. It was also Munch who introduced Henri Dutilleux's music to the orchestra and called for the commission of his atmospheric Symphony No. 2, Le Double, to commemorate the BSO's 75th anniversary.

Featured Performers

Alain   Altinoglu, conductor Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Renaud   Capuçon, violin Renaud Capuçon, violin
Program Notes Audio
BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture (9 min)
LALO - Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra (33 min)
DUTILLEUX - Symphony No. 2, Le Double (29 min)
ROUSSEL - Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2 (21 min)
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