WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Part of the BBC Proms.
Paavo Jarvi directs his Orchestre de Paris in Arvo Part's meditative Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten. Janine Jansen is the soloist in Britten's Violin Concerto, written during the composer's war-time years in New York. 'I feel so deeply about this piece... one experiences the incredible strength of it,' Jansen says. The Mediterranean verve of Berlioz's overture Le corsaire and the shimmering weight of full orchestra and organ in Saint-Saens's Third Symphony complete a programme of introspective reflection and extrovert display. Finish time: approx. 21:50