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Justina Gringyte Paul Marc Mitchell.

Programme

  • Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune10′
  • Lili Boulanger Psalm 130 'Du fond de l'abîme'25′
  • Debussy Nocturnes25′
  • Ravel Boléro15′

The CBSO and Ludovic Morlot mark two major centenaries in this all-French programme. In the centenary of his death, Debussy is celebrated in the languorous beauty of Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, as well as the Nocturnes with their shifting, shimmering play of musical light.

Lili Boulanger, whose death in 1918 at the age of just 24 cut short a career of extraordinary promise, is represented by her powerful setting of Psalm 130 – a musical howl of grief composed at the height of the First World War.

Ravel’s Boléro closes the evening with its hypnotic Spanish dance rhythm and swirling orchestral colours.

Image: Justina Gringytė © Paul Marc Mitchell