BBC Proms
14 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2013 Prom 4: Les Siècles – The Rite of Spring Prom 4: Les Siècles – The Rite of Spring

Prom 4: Les Siècles – The Rite of Spring


19:30 Sunday 14 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall

  • Jean-Baptiste Lully 1632–1687
  • Le bourgeois gentilhomme
    – overture and dances (11 mins)
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau 1683–1764
  • Les Indes galantes
    – dances (16 mins)
  • Léo Delibes 1836–1891
  • Coppélia
    – excerpts (15 mins)
  • Jules Massenet 1842–1912
  • Le Cid
    – ballet music (excerpts) (13 mins)
  • Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
  • The Rite of Spring The Rite of Spring Also known as: Le Sacre du printemps (35 mins)

About this event

An evening of riot and revolution in dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes. François-Xavier Roth directs Les Siècles in the first period-instrument performance at the BBC Proms of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, marking the work’s centenary.

Suites from Lully’s piquant social comedy Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Rameau’s Les Indes galantes, Delibes’s Coppélia and Massenet’s Moorish romance Le Cid provide more than two centuries of historical context for the work that scandalised and galvanised Paris at its 1913 premiere.

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