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Cutting Hall,
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Cutting Hall,
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Fanfare from La Péri

Paul Dukas

 

The ballet La Péri, written in 1912, depicts a young Persian prince who travels to the ends of the Earth in a quest to find the lotus flower of immortality, coming across its guardian, the Péri (fairy). Because the opening of the ballet score is very quiet, the composer added a brief "Fanfare pour précéder La Peri" which gave the typically noisy audiences of the day time to settle in their seats before the work proper began.

Paul Dukas (1865-1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. His best known surviving work is the orchestral piece “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” which was notably used in Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia.

Last updated on May 12, 2017 by Palatine Concert Band