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Paris Premieres - Part 3

Aram Demirjian leads the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall, February 2014
Eric T. Williams
Aram Demirjian leads the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall, February 2014

In the third episode of our series featuring works that had their premieres in Paris, we'll hear music by Albéric Magnard, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Olivier Messaien. We'll also hear Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole" as well as his celebrated orchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

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


Hymne à la justice, Op. 14
by Albéric Magnard
Live performance, May 2016

Suite No. 1 from Dardanus
by Jean-Philippe Rameau, arr. by Vincent d'Indy
Bernard Labadie, guest-conductor
Live performance, November 2013

Rapsodie Espagnole
by Maurice Ravel
Aram Demirjian, conductor
Live performance, January 2015

Les Offrandes Oubliées
by Olivier Messiaen
Live performance, October 2011

Pictures at an Exhibition
by Modest Mussorgsky, arr. by Maurice Ravel
Live performance, June 2019

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at