Massenet: Ballet Music

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Massenet: Ballet Music



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4th Nov 2013




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Massenet: Ballet Music


Bacchus: Ballet music

Hérodiade: Ballet Suite

Thaïs - Ballet music

Le Cid - Ballet music

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Gallois



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Jules Massenet is best known for operas such as Manon and Werther, but his less familiar stage works are also packed with superb intermezzos and ballet music. Evocative scenes bring the mythical story of Bacchus to life, while Hérodiade deals with the tragic biblical narrative of Herod, Salome and St John the Baptist. Turbulent temptations and passions clash with monastic life in Thaïs, and the Spanish dances of Le Cid bring us into worlds of fragrant tenderness, defiant pride and exuberant celebration.

Jules Massenet: Bacchus, Act III Tableau 2: Les Mysteres dionysiaques

Allegro moderato - Nocturne

Faunes et Satyres

La Procession des Offrandes

Chasseresses et Bacchantes

Initiation I

Initiation II

Initiation III

Initiation IV

Le Bapteme par le Vin


Jules Massenet: Herodiade, Act IV: Ballet

Les Egyptiennes

Les Babyloniennes

Les Gauloises

Les Pheniciennes


Jules Massenet: Thais Ballet Music

I. Andante

II. Largo

III. Presto vivace

IV. Andante cantabile

V. Scherzetto molto vivace

VI. Allegretto moderato

VII. Tres lent

VIII. Andante religioso

IX. Allegro vivace frenetico

X. Allegro moderato

Jules Massenet: Le Cid Ballet Suite

I. Castillane

II. Andalouse

III. Aragonaise

IV. Aubade

VI. Madrilene

V. Catalane

VII. Navarraise

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