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Prom 4 (part 1): Les Siècles - The Rite of Spring

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Les Siecles under Francois-Xavier Roth. Lully: Overture; Dances (Le bourgeois gentilhomme). Rameau: Dances (Les Indes galantes). Plus excerpts: Delibes: Coppelia. Massenet: Le Cid.

Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth live at the BBC Proms with dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Lully: Le bourgeois gentilhomme - overture and dances
Rameau: Les Indes galantes - dances
Delibes: Coppélia - excerpts
Massenet: Le Cid - ballet music (excerpts)

8.25pm Interval

8.45pm
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

An evening of riot and revolution in dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes. Francois-Xavier Roth directs Les Siècles in the first period-instrument performance at the Proms of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, marking the work's centenary. Scenes from ballets by Lully, Rameau, Delibes and Massenet provide more than two centuries of historical context for the work that scandalised musical Paris at its premiere in 1913.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 17th July at 2pm.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jul 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • Prom 4

    • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

      Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - suite

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Les Indes galantes - suite of orchestral numbers [from the opera-ballet]

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Léo Delibes

      Coppelia - ballet

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Léo Delibes

      Coppelia - suite

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

    • Jules Massenet

      Le Cid - ballet suite

      Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth Performer: Les Siecles

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