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Pierre Boulez programmed this concert, and you can hear him discuss the pieces from a message he recorded to share at this concert. The works swing from an enormous orchestra for Debussy’s ballet Jeux down to tiny ensembles supporting solo vocalists, and one for a single musician. Cristian Macelaru conducts the works that require a conductor, leads Bartók’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto with Yefim Bronfman from a 2013 concert, and gives a short interview.

Debussy Jeux
Ravel Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Stravinsky Three Japanese Lyrics
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Stravinsky Two Poems of Balmont
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Stravinsky Berceuses du Chat
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Stravinsky Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
Stravinsky Suite from Pulcinella

Originally recorded at concerts on Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 25, 2014

Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Originally recorded at concerts on March 7, 9, and 12, 2013

This program will be available until June 3, 2017

Program notes and song texts for the Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky works may be read here, and the program note for the Bartók concerto may be found here.

Performer Biographies

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Jennifer Zetlan, soprano

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Cristian Macelaru, conductor

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