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Les Siecles at the Aldeburgh Festival

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts Les Siecles at Snape Maltings Concert Hall during the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival. Rameau: Daphnis et Egle (excerpts). Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe.

Les Siècles perform Rameau and Ravel at the Aldeburgh Festival.
This leading French orchestra performs the music of two French master colourists on the sorts of instruments that the composers themselves would have known. Rameau's Daphne is celebrated in a vibrant score with twenty or so dance movements whilst Ravel's 'choreographed symphony' contrasts languid eroticism with a startling brutality. The famous sunrise promises to be a truly magical experience.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Recorded 11 June 2016 at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Rameau: Daphnis et Eglé (extracts)

c 8.00 pm Interval Music
Paolo Giacometti plays Ravel's le Tombeau de Couperin on a straight-strung Erard 'Extra Grand de Concert' piano made in 1888.

8.20 pm
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Daphnis et Eglé (extracts)

      Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
  • Interval

    • Maurice Ravel

      Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin played by Paolo Giacometti

      Performer: Paolo Giacometti.
  • Part 2

    • Maurice Ravel

      Daphnis et Chloé

      Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
  • Post-concert

    • Karl Amadeus Hartmann

      Piano Sonata, "27th April 1945"

      Performer: Allison Brewster Franzetti.

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