Proms 2011 Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux & Ravel Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux & Ravel

Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux & Ravel

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19:30 Wednesday 3 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall

About this event

Returning to the Proms for the first time since 1988, cellist Lynn Harrell celebrates the 95th-birthday year of Henri Dutilleux with a performance of one of his best-loved works, nocturnal, mysterious and beautifully coloured.

Debussy's languorous reverie fired up a stylistic revolution and gained notoriety when Nijinsky choreographed it for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

The same company commissioned Ravel's sumptuous evocation of Ancient Greece, embracing the most atmospheric sunrise in all music, but before that there's room for his notionally Hispanic experiment in writing 'orchestral tissue without music' - the ever popular Boléro.

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