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Prom 4 (part 1): Les Siècles - The Rite of Spring

BBC Proms, 2013 Season, Prom 04 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 July 2013

Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth live at the BBC Proms with dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Lully: Le bourgeois gentilhomme - overture and dances
Rameau: Les Indes galantes - dances
Delibes: Coppélia - excerpts
Massenet: Le Cid - ballet music (excerpts)

8.25pm Interval

8.45pm
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

An evening of riot and revolution in dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes. Francois-Xavier Roth directs Les Siècles in the first period-instrument performance at the Proms of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, marking the work's centenary. Scenes from ballets by Lully, Rameau, Delibes and Massenet provide more than two centuries of historical context for the work that scandalised musical Paris at its premiere in 1913.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 17th July at 2pm.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Prom 4

    • Image for Jean-Baptiste Lully
      00:00

      Jean-Baptiste Lully Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - suite

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau
      00:00

      Jean-Philippe Rameau Les Indes galantes - suite of orchestral numbers [from the opera-ballet]

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Image for Léo Delibes
      00:00

      Léo Delibes Coppelia - ballet

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Image for Léo Delibes
      00:00

      Léo Delibes Coppelia - suite

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Image for Jules Massenet
      00:00

      Jules Massenet Le Cid - ballet suite

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

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