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Debussy, Stravinsky - Part 2

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Presented by Suzy Klein, from the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Orchestre National de France conclude their Prom with Stravinsky's seminal ballet The Rite of Spring.

BBC PROMS 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Orchestre National de France and Music Director Daniele Gatti present three vibrant masterpieces with Parisian connections.

Debussy's subtly shifting impression of the sea, completed in Eastborne and first performed in Paris, is now one of his best-loved works. His earlier Prelude, inspired by a Mallarmé poem, alludes to the desires and dreams of the faun. Nijinsky danced his erotic choreography to Debussy's score for the Ballets russes in 1912, and this connection is followed through with Stravinsky's primeval Rite of Spring, which was performed by the Ballets russes in Paris the following year and provoked an even more sensational scandal for Diaghilev's company.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Orchestre National de France
Daniele Gatti (conductor).

1 hour

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Tue 7 Sep 2010 20:30

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