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

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

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

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.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jul 2013 19:30