Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Ian Skelly presents 20th-century ballet music. Including Bartok: Ballet Music (The Wooden Prince). Stravinsky: Suite (Le baiser de la fee). Plus Haydn: Winter (The Seasons).

Great Ballets of the Twentieth Century.
Presented by Ian Skelly.

In the final programme this week, Bartok's seldom-heard pantomime ballet The Wooden Prince, written during the First World War. The dark colours of Bartok's enormous orchestra seem to be light years away from the gossamer textures of The Fairy's Kiss, Stravinsky's 1928 homage to his hero, Tchaikovsky.

The Wooden Prince, op 60. ballet music
Berlin Philharmoniker, Alan Gilbert (conductor)

c. 3.00pm
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), oratorio, Hob. XXI:3: Winter
Simon ..... Daniel Schmutzhard (baritone),
Hanne ..... Robin Johannsen (soprano),
Lukas ..... Daniel Behler (tenor),
RIAS Chamber Choir,
Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann (conductor)

c. 3.45pm
Suite from 'Le Baiser de la fée' (1934)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 May 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Part 4; Winter [Der Winter] from The Seasons [Die Jahreszeiten]

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann.
  • Béla Bartók

    The Wooden prince - ballet Sz.60

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Alan Gilbert.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Le Baiser de la fee [The fairy's kiss]

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.