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Proms 2012 Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle

Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle
Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle
19:30 Thu 30 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
The first of two concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle; includes works by Wagner, Debussy and Ravel.
The first of two concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle; includes works by Wagner, Debussy and Ravel.

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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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Proms 2012