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Composers of the Week: Delibes and Massenet

on BBC Radio 3

When the Paris Opera opened in 1875, it set the tone for exotic stagings of opera and ballet. Edward Blakeman explores what
Leo Delibes (1836-91) and Jules Massenet (1842-1912) had to offer audiences.
1: Empire versus Republic Delibes Overture; Valse (Coppelia)
Delibes L'Omelette a la
Follembuche (excerpts) Massenet Pastorale et
Fugue (Suite No 1)
Delibes Le Serpent a plumes (excerpts) Massenet Marie-
Magdeleine (excerpts) Delibes Le Roi f'a dit
Producer Edward Blakeman


Edward Blakeman
Leo Delibes
Delibes Le Roi
Edward Blakeman

BBC Radio 3

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