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Gershwin / Ravel: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: Ravel, Gerswin
Arion - ARN 60332
Herve Billaut, piano solo
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monté-Carlo / David Garforth
Valses nobles et sentimentales
It was In 1909 that Serge Dighilev first presented the „Ballets Russes” In Monte-Carlo, with performances of The sumptuous Works of Mikhail Fokine, the company’s choreographer. In 1911, the company settled in Monaco, under the patronage of the Princess, and the Principality became its home and playground, a creative laboratory in which a succession of exceptional works were conceived of and presented. This “Belle époque”, where risks were taken in equal proportion to the juxtaposition of artistic talents, ended with the beginnings of war in 1914.