Monday 10 Jun 2013, 8pmThéâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Hélène Grimaud piano

Hélène Grimaud piano

Lutosławski Musique funèbre

Lutosławski Musique funèbre

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

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Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Continuing the centenary celebrations of the birth of Lutosławski, one of the century's most influential musical voices,the concert opens Musique funèbre. Described by the composer as 'my first word in a new language', the programme continues with Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Inspired by a primordial vision of an ancient ritual, The Rite of Spring evokes the exhilarating spectacle of a pagan ceremony, in which a young girl dances herself to death as a sacrifice to the God of Spring. This is just one of a number of performances celebrating 100-years since the work’s debut, which will see Maestro Salonen conduct the piece in numerous concert halls around the world.

This concert is part of the Woven Words: Lutosławski Centenary series