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BBC Hoddinott Hall
|BBC NOW perform colourful all-French programme|
|A rare sunny afternoon in Cardiff Bay was the ideal setting for this afternoon’s concert: an all-French programme in the intimate surroundings of the Wales Millennium Centre’s Hoddinott Hall.
Having long been overshadowed by the Rite of Spring (which received its premiere two weeks later), Debussy’s ballet Jeux has been unjustly neglected. In his final orchestral work Debussy reminds us why he is a master of orchestral colouring, opening with barely-there strings punctuated by droplets of harp together with horn.
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