This talk sets the scene for works by three great late 19th and early 20th century French masters. Fauré’s incidental music for Masques et Bergamasques was his last orchestral work, while Ravel’s Mother Goose, with its reference to fairy-tale characters including  Tom Thumb and Beauty and the Beast, was conceived for young listeners. A comparative rarity in the concert hall, Saint-Saëns’ Second Symphony is full of French charm and lyricism.

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The talk is available to view on demand from Monday 26 October until Friday 27 November.

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