Beethoven, Pesson, Dalbavie and Ravel with the BBC Symphony

Bookending two contemporary French works (including one UK première) with familiar fare, this was definitely a concert of two halves. As with last week’s concert, the BBC Symphony Orchestra excelled in the more recent repertoire, giving dazzling performances of Gérard Pesson’s Ravel à son âme and Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto. Although Bolero brought the concert to a rousing close, Beethoven’s Symphony no. 4 opened the evening on a shaky note.

Read my full review at Bachtrack.