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Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel|
|An evening of French music, the notes from Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux lingered in the sticky summer air long after the concert finished.
Making their BBC Proms debut, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, conducted by Donald Runnicles with chorus-master Christopher Bell, took command of the stage. In the opening piece, Debussy's Prelude a L'après-midi d'un faune, the BBC SSO captured the pastoral, yet erotic nature of the piece. From the opening flute theme (played by Rosemary Eliot) to the last ringing chord, the Prelude was orgiastic throughout.
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