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Boulez at 80

First transmitted in 2005, Pierre Boulez conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a special concert from the Barbican, as part of his 80th birthday celebrations.

First transmitted in 2005, Pierre Boulez conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a special concert from the Barbican, as part of the composer's 80th birthday celebrations.The programme contains two compositions by Debussy; Jeux and Trois ballades de Villon, as well as Daphnis et Chloé by Ravel, featuring soprano Elizabeth Atherton as soloist.Presenter Charles Hazlewood interviews Boulez and discusses the concert with guest Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

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1 hour, 59 minutes

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Sun 13 Nov 2005 02:00

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
  • Claude Debussy

    Trois Ballads de Villon 

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Singer: Elizabeth Atherton.
  • Pierre Boulez

    Le Soleil des Eaux 

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Singer: Elizabeth Atherton.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis and Chloe 

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.

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