Thursday 30 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.40pm
Royal Albert Hall

  • György Ligeti

    Atmosphères (8 mins)
    • Berliner Philharmoniker
    • Sir Simon Rattle conductor
  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin (7 mins) Prelude Act I
    • Berliner Philharmoniker
    • Sir Simon Rattle conductor
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op 63 (33 mins)
    • Berliner Philharmoniker
    • Sir Simon Rattle conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux (18 mins)
    • Berliner Philharmoniker
    • Sir Simon Rattle conductor
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)
    • Berliner Philharmoniker
    • Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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.

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