Returning to the Proms for the first time since 1988, cellist Lynn Harrell celebrates the 95th-birthday year of Henri Dutilleux with a performance of one of his best-loved works, nocturnal, mysterious and beautifully coloured.
Debussy's languorous reverie fired up a stylistic revolution and gained notoriety when Nijinsky choreographed it for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.
The same company commissioned Ravel's sumptuous evocation of Ancient Greece, embracing the most atmospheric sunrise in all music, but before that there's room for his notionally Hispanic experiment in writing 'orchestral tissue without music' - the ever popular Boléro.
Wednesday 3 August
7.30pm – c. 9.55pm
Royal Albert Hall
Choral music and singing events, French music concerts and events
Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune (8 mins)
'Tout un monde lointain...' (27 mins)
J. S. Bach
Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 - No. 5 Bourées 1 & 2 (3 mins)
Boléro (15 mins)
Daphnis and Chloë (50 mins)
Lynn Harrell cello
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles conductor