Thank you. Just so frustrating when I couldn't put names to the music. I knew it had to be Ravel, Debussy and Fauré as it was so impressionistic.
The Saint Saens and Après un reve were superb, ravishing in the context of the whole presentation.
I think the BBC must have had the music specially commissioned for the production as it melded perfectly with the text and what was going on. Played with real class and sensitivity.
I also thought that Debussy's Elégie might have been in the mix but I must confess that I had the outmost difficulty deciding whether to concentrate on the text or on the music!
You have frequently said of music programmes that you wished they wouldn't interrupt the music with spoken words. I have to reluctantly admit that spoken passages are not always improved by music, especially when the music is inappropriate (or worse, not of the period!) In this case, however, the music and the words blended seamlessly into each other.
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