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ROUSSEL: Bacchus et Ariane / Le Festin de l'araignee

ROUSSEL: Bacchus et Ariane / Le Festin de l'araignee

Composer(s)Roussel, Albert
Artist(s) Tortelier, Yan Pascal, Conductor • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue CHAN9494
Label Chandos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

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ROUSSEL: Bacchus et Ariane / Le Festin de l'araignee 1:07:49   
  Bacchus et Ariane, Op. 43          
      Act I: Introduction — 1:47       
      Act I: Youths and maidens at play — 2:37       
      Act I: Labyrinthine dance — 3:02       
      Act I: Bacchus appears disguised - The dance is interrupted — 0:59       
      Act I: Bacchus envelops Ariadne in his black cloak - Ariadne faints — 0:33       
      Act I: Theseus and his companions rush at Bacchus - He reveals himself to them and with an imperious gesture shows them the way to the sea — 0:45       
      Act I: The clouds gather in the sky — 1:13       
      Act I: The sub reappears — 0:42       
      Act I: Bacchus Dance — 1:19       
      Act I: Ariadne, still asleep, dances with Bacchus — 2:16       
      Act I: Bacchus lays Ariadne on the rock 1:22       
      Act II: Prelude: Ariadne sleeps — 2:42       
      Act II: Ariadne awakes - She looks about her and believing she has been abandoned, tries to throw herself into the waves — 1:58       
      Act II: She falls into the arms of Bacchus - They relive their dream dance, Ariadne now awake 0:57       
      Act II: Bacchus dances alone — 1:45       
      Act II: The kiss — 1:10       
      Act II: The Dionysian spell — 1:09       
      Act II: The worshippers of Bacchus process — 0:40       
      Act II: Dance of Ariadne — 3:53       
      Act II: Dance of Ariadne and Bacchus — 1:01       
      Act II: Bacchanale — 3:35       
      Act II: The coronation of Ariadne 0:45       
  Le festin de l'araignee, Op.17          
      Prelude — 3:44       
      A garden - The spider sits in her web - She surveys her surroundings — 0:45       
      Entrance of the ants - They find a rose petal — 0:45       
      With great effort they lift the petal and carry it away — 0:47       
      The spider daydreams and watches the garden — 0:43       
      The spider mends her web — 0:58       
      Entrance of the dung beetles 0:45       
      The ants return … a butterfly appears — 0:13       
      Dance of the butterfly — 2:19       
      The spider invites the butterfly to dance closer to her web — 0:20       
      The butterfly is caught in the web and struggles - Death of the butterfly — 0:30       
      The spider rejoices - The spider frees the butterfly from her web and takes it to her larder — 0:42       
      The spider dances — 1:33       
      Suddenly fruits come crashing down — 0:20       
      Entrace of the fruit worms — 0:37       
      Warlike entrance of 2 praying mantises — 0:49       
      The ants circle — 0:33       
      The mantises challenge each other to a duel - The mantises fight — 0:54       
      The mantises become caught in the web - The spider dances — 0:51       
      Hatching of the mayfly — 1:50       
      The dance of the mayfly — 3:16       
      The mayfly stops, exhausted - The insects pay their respects - He rejects their advances — 0:54       
      The ants leave — 0:31       
      The works come out of the fruit — 0:24       
      Dance of the mayfly and the fruit worms — 1:22       
      Death of the mayfly — 0:43       
      The spider prepares to begin her feast, but one of the mantises, freed from the web, slips behind the spider and kills her — 0:33       
      Death throes of the spider — 0:57       
      Funeral of the mayfly — 1:24       
      The funeral cortege sets off and disappears into the distance - Night falls on the deserted garden. 1:37       
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