Tuesday 2 Jun 2015, 7.30pmWiener Konzerthaus, Vienna

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte

Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand


Stravinsky The Firebird

The Franco-Russian connection in the early 1900s, epitomised by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, produced orchestral music of unmatched luxuriant colour. The ballet music Stravinsky composed for Diaghilev, inspired by an exotic Russian legend, is paired with the dark, brooding colours of Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

Image: The Petit Palais (City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts)

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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