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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. RCO/Mariss Jansons perform a selection of Duparc's songs with Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano), plus Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No 2.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in some of Duparc's finest songs. Upon his death Duparc left just 13 songs, yet each is a gem of textual subtlety and melodic inspiration; lustrous-toned Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena sings her own selection.

Ravel's pastoral ballet Daphnis et Chloe, commissioned by Diaghilev in 1909, the year he met Stravinsky, is based on an ancient erotic novel. The second suite begins with a sunrise and ends in an orgy.

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Duparc: L'invitation au voyage; Extase (orch. Pierre de Breville); Le manoir de Rosemonde; Chanson triste; Phidyle
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No 2.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Mon 31 Aug 2009 20:00

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