Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Dutilleux L'arbre des songes *
Delage Four Hindu Poems
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe – Suite No 2
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin *
Julia Bullock soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
While browsing through the airplane entertainment, I found this wonderful concert from last January with exciting music of a certain period. Every piece displayed colorful orchestration.
I also found a film of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov from their Asian tour last March. They performed first Verdi, from Trovatore, and verismo, ending the official concert with "Vicino a te" from Andrea Chenier. This last was quite thrilling and suggested that they might try this opera together. I may change my choice to this one.
Anna's move towards late romantic repertoire makes possible this pairing with her husband. This concert makes a good case for his place beside her. He tears up a bit here at the end of "Vicino a te".