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Paris Premieres - Part 2

Kansas City Symphony
Todd Rosenberg
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Kansas City Symphony
Members of the Kansas City Symphony bass and cello section perform Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in Helzberg Hall, January 2015.

In the second episode featuring works that had their premieres in Paris, we'll hear music by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Debussy. Plus, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies will take listeners inside the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for the legendary 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring."

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.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 300a - “Paris"
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bernard Labadie, guest-conductor
Live performance, November 2013

Concerto No. 1 in A Minor for Cello and Orchestra, op. 33
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Jun Märkl, guest-conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Jeux - Poème dansé
by Claude Debussy
Live performance, May 2017

Le Sacre du printemps
by Igor Stravinsky
Live performance, January 2015

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