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Performer: Les Siècles

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HamburgLes Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

© Maxim Schulz
Lully, Rameau, Delibes, Massenet, Stravinsky
Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth

ParisBeethoven: Symphonies nos. 1, 4 and 6 "Pastoral"

© Pascal Le Mée
Beethoven
Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth

ParisBeethoven: Symphonies no. 2 and 3 “Eroica”

© Pascal Le Mée
Beethoven
Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth

ParisBeethoven: Symphonies nos.5 and 7 "Apotheosis of the dance"

© Pascal Le Mée
Beethoven
Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth

ParisBeethoven: Symphonies nos. 8 and 9 “Ode to Joy”

© Pascal Le Mée
Beethoven
Les Siècles; Mathieu Romano; Jenny Daviet; Adèle Charvet; Edgaras Montvidas; William Thomas
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An exotic banquet to savour from Les Siècles

François-Xavier Roth © BBC | Mark Allan
It was truly magnifique to welcome French period instrument orchestra Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth to the BBC Proms for a highly perfumed programme of exotic sweetmeats.
*****
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For whom the bell tolls at the Opéra Comique

Edgaras Montvidas (Conrad), Raphaëlle Delaunay (Fiammetta) and Tassis Christoyannis (Spiridion) © Pierre Grosbois
Palazzetto Bru Zane, spurred on by the zealous advocacy of conductor François-Xavier Roth, has turned to Saint-Saëns' very first opera, Le Timbre d'argent.
***11
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Watch with Mother (Goose): Child’s play with Les Siècles

Les Siècles in rehearsal © Nick Rutter
Games of various types pirouetted in and out of Les Siècles' Gallic programme last night, from Debussy's play of the waves in La Mer to the shenanigans of a distinctly adult game of tennis in his ballet Jeux.
****1
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Antonacci's Era la Notte at the White Light Festival

Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, a darling of the Parisian opera stages, puts on a fine display of her vocal range on the occasion of the American première of her production titled Era la Notte (in English translation, “It Was Night”). Originally staged in 2006, this performance is being presented in New York as part of the White Light Festival at the Lincoln Center.
***11
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Prom 4: From Lully to The Rite of Spring with Les Siècles

The amount of attention Igor Stravinsky’s iconoclastic ballet score The Rite of Spring has received this year – its 100th – has been enormous, perhaps even excessive. Countless important works, after all, routinely have anniversaries to celebrate, and very few are lucky enough to receive much particular attention. On Bachtrack alone, the year has seen nine concert reviews of the Rite so far.
*****
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