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 Offer,Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane & Le Festin de l'Araignée

BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier

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Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Op. 43

36:13
  • BBC Philharmonic
  • Yan Pascal Tortelier

Act I: Introduction

1:47

Act I: Youths and maidens at play

2:37

Act I: Labyrinthine dance

3:01
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Act I: Bacchus appears disguised - The dance is interrupted

0:59

Act I: Bacchus envelops Ariadne in his black cloak - Ariadne faints

0:33

Act I: Theseus and his companions rush at Bacchus - He reveals himself to them and with an imperious gesture shows them the way to the sea

0:45

Act I: The clouds gather in the sky

1:13

Act I: The sub reappears

0:42

Act I: Bacchus Dance

1:18

Act I: Ariadne, still asleep, dances with Bacchus

2:16

Act I: Bacchus lays Ariadne on the rock

1:25

Act II: Prelude: Ariadne sleeps

2:42

Act II: Ariadne awakes - She looks about her and believing she has been abandoned, tries to throw herself into the waves

1:58

Act II: She falls into the arms of Bacchus - They relive their dream dance, Ariadne now awake

0:56

Act II: Bacchus dances alone

1:45

Act II: The kiss

1:10

Act II: The Dionysian spell

1:09

Act II: The worshippers of Bacchus process

0:39

Act II: Dance of Ariadne

3:53

Act II: Dance of Ariadne and Bacchus

1:01

Act II: Bacchanale

3:35

Act II: The coronation of Ariadne

0:49
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Roussel: Le Festin de l'Araignée, Op. 17 - fragments symphonique

31:40
  • BBC Philharmonic
  • Yan Pascal Tortelier

Prelude

3:44

A garden - The spider sits in her web - She surveys her surroundings

0:45

Entrance of the ants - They find a rose petal

0:44
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With great effort they lift the petal and carry it away

0:47

The spider daydreams and watches the garden

0:42

The spider mends her web

0:57

Entrance of the dung beetles

0:45

The ants return … a butterfly appears

0:14

Dance of the butterfly

2:18

The spider invites the butterfly to dance closer to her web

0:20

The butterfly is caught in the web and struggles - Death of the butterfly

0:30

The spider rejoices - The spider frees the butterfly from her web and takes it to her larder

0:42

The spider dances

1:32

Suddenly fruits come crashing down

0:20

Entrace of the fruit worms

0:47

Warlike entrance of 2 praying mantises

0:49

The ants circle

0:33

The mantises challenge each other to a duel - The mantises fight

0:54

The mantises become caught in the web - The spider dances

0:50

Hatching of the mayfly

1:49

The dance of the mayfly

3:16

The mayfly stops, exhausted - The insects pay their respects - He rejects their advances

0:54

The ants leave

0:31

The works come out of the fruit

0:24

Dance of the mayfly and the fruit worms

1:22

Death of the mayfly

0:42

The spider prepares to begin her feast, but one of the mantises, freed from the web, slips behind the spider and kills her

0:32

Death throes of the spider

0:56

Funeral of the mayfly

1:24

The funeral cortege sets off and disappears into the distance - Night falls on the deserted garden.

1:37
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