- LigetiGyörgy Ligeti 1923–2006
Atmosphères (8 mins)
- WagnerRichard Wagner 1813–1883
LohengrinPrelude Act I (7 mins)
- SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
Symphony No. 4 in A minor Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op 63 (33 mins)
- DebussyClaude Debussy 1862–1918
Jeux (18 mins)
- RavelMaurice Ravel 1875–1937
Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)
About this event
One of the world’s most remarkable musical partnerships offers an evening of wide-ranging sonic adventure. Three gripping approaches to experiencing calm feature in the first half – from Ligeti’s slowly shifting sound-clouds through Wagner’s sustained stillness to Sibelius’s most formidable and bleak evocation of a frozen landscape.
The Gallic second half is all about movement and dance. Tennis is not the only game played in Debussy’s flirtatious ballet for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, while Ravel’s suite, drawn from an earlier commission for the same company, begins with a sunrise and ends in an orgy.
Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Debussy's Jeux.