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An Invocation to Pan

Matthew Sweet on the spirit of decadence and the thirst for the exotic in the 19th-century Paris and introduces music performed by the Nash Ensemble and the actress Lesley Caron.

Matthew Sweet on the spirit of decadence and the thirst for the exotic in 19th-century Paris and introduces music performed by the Nash Ensemble and French actress Lesley Caron.

Music includes

Ravel: Sonatine, arr Carlos Salzedo/Skaila Kanga for flute, viola and harp
Ravel: Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics (1912)
Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis

Lesley Caron (narrator)
Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Nash Ensemble:
Philippa Davies (flute)
Sarah Newbold (flute)
Richard Horsford (clarinet)
Sam Gillespie (clarinet)
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
Michael Gurevich (violin)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Bjorg Lewis(cello)
Lucy Wakeford (harp)
Hugh Webb (harp)
Alistair Beatson (piano)

Directed by Ian Brown.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 24 Mar 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonatine

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Narrator: Leslie Caron. Director: Ian Brown.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Three Japanese Lyrics

    Singer: Sophie Bevan. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Claude Debussy

    Chanson de Bilitis

    Music Arranger: Carlos Salzedo. Music Arranger: Skaila Kanga. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Narrator: Leslie Caron. Director: Ian Brown.

Broadcast

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