A Firebird And A Faun Strut Their Stuff On Stage
French music of the 19th century inspired by the stage makes up the first half of this program, which finishes with the iconic Suite from The Firebird of Stravinsky. Come along as we explore the piece Pierre Boulez called "the beginning of modern music." Then, one of the most tender works of all time— Fauré's delicate rendition of Pelléas et Mélisande, which was the first in a long line of works inspired by this story, including Debussy, Schoenberg, and Sibelius. On the second half, Stravinsky's "bird of fire" burns white-hot— or in this case, red-hot.
Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune L. 86
Gabriel Fauré Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande Op. 80
New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony; Jean-Paul Penin, conducting
Igor Stravinsky 1919 Suite from L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird)
New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony; Philippe Entremont, conducting