Parisian dreams

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Virtuous, colourful, expressive and compelling; Stéphane Denève conducts Ravel and Saint-Saëns.

A singing mermaid, a shadowy gallows field, a looming goblin: Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit is a triptych of sound-wrought dream images. Originally written for piano, this piece now reveals its deepest secrets in Bart Visman's orchestration. Sparkling music that could have originated nowhere else but in Paris, ville lumière, city of Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, and also a bit of Stravinsky.


Boulanger D’un matin de printemps | Saint-Saëns Second Piano Concerto | Ravel Gaspard de la nuit (orc. Visman, world premiere) | Stravinsky The Firebird (suite 1919)


Stéphane Denève conductor | Marie-Ange Nguci piano