Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Barbara Hannigan soprano
Mitsuko Uchida piano
Chloé Briot soprano
Elodie Méchain alto
Andrea Hill mezzo soprano
Omo Bello soprano
Sabine Devieilhe soprano
François Piolino tenor
Nicolas Courjal bass
Philharmonia Voices

The City of Light series continues with Ravel’s beguiling fantasy opera of magic and enchantment in which animals and household objects come to life to teach a rebellious child the errors of his ways. Setting Colette’s text, Ravel’s luxuriant music is both witty and profound. His exuberantly jazzy G major Piano Concerto explores a rich palette of orchestral colours that juxtapose with the darker warmth of Dutilleux’s powerfully expressive song-cycle.

Image: Ravel's desk photographed in his house in Monfort

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This concert is part of the City of Light: Paris 1900 - 1950 series

City of Light: Paris 1900 - 1950 conceived and supported by Vincent Meyer, President Philharmonia Orchestra


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