An evening of homage to composing predecessors. Perhaps one of Ravel’s most personal creations Le tombeau de Couperin is a memorial to the fallen in the First World War. Bursting with colour and inventiveness, he reimagines the clarity and rhythmic liveliness of its Baroque forebears. Couperin in turn depicts the elder composer’s elevation to Mount Parnassus whilst the elegant, witty and tender music of Lully himself, enlivened by Strauss’ colourful orchestration and counter-melodies, is central to his bold adaptation of Moliere’s famous comedy.
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The concert is available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Friday 5 February.
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Works and composers
Le tombeau de Couperin
Suite from L’Apothéose de Lully
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite
Heidi Bone & Jake Robbins