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Paris Premieres — Part 1

Eric T. Williams
Violinist Joshua Bell performs Édouard Lalo's "Symphony Espagnole" with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, March 2014.

In the first of two episodes featuring works that had their premieres in Paris, we'll hear music by César Franck, Édouard Lalo and Claude Debussy. Plus, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies get all wound up discussing Maurice Ravel's show-stopping musical experiment "Boléro."

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Symphony in D minor
by César Franck
Gilbert Varga, guest conductor
Live performance, April 2014

Symphonie Espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21
by Édouard Lalo
Joshua Bell, violin
Live performance, March 2014

by Maurice Ravel
Live performance, September 2015

Claire de lune
by Claude Debussy, arr. by Leopold Stokowski
Bramwell Tovey, guest-conductor
Live performance, November 2014

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