Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (L. 86), known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, approximately 10 minutes in duration. It was composed in the year 1894, the same year that the piece was first performed. It was first performed in Paris on 22 December 1894, conducted by Gustave Doret. The flute solo was played by Georges Barrère.

Debussy's work later provided the basis for the ballet Afternoon of a Faun choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky and a later version by Jerome Robbins.

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Upcoming BBC Events featuring Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Proms 2019: Prom 8: Invitation to the Dance
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2019-07-24T18:14:41
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BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Autumn Afternoon
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-09-27T18:14:41
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BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Autumn Afternoon

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Autumn Afternoon

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff


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