Le festin de l'araignée, Op.17 (Roussel, Albert)

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Vangi (2019/4/14)

Performers Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
André Cluytens (conductor)
Publisher Info. Parlaphone, 1964.
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Daphnis (2008/7/1)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8841.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8842.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1989).
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Daphnis (2007/5/22)

Engraver Charles Douin, Paris
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1913. Plate D.& F. 8778.
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Morel (2011/8/31)

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Arranger Léon Roques (1839-1923)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8899.
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Daphnis (2007/5/22)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1928. Plate D.& F. 11,484.
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Work Title Le Festin de l’Araignée
Alternative. Title Ballet-pantomime
Composer Roussel, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.17 ; L.19
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAR 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 sections
  • Part 1
1. Prélude - Un Jardin
2. Très animé - Entrée des Fourmis
3. Modéré - Entrée des Bousiers. Danse du Papillon
4. Lent - Joie de l'Araignée (The Spider rejoices). Danse de l'Araignée
5. Assez lent - Entrée des Vers de fruit
6. Solennel - Entrée guerrière de deux Mantes religieuses
7. Assez vif - Ronde des Fourmis
  • Part 2
8. Assez lent - Eclosion de l'Éphémère
9. Animé - Danse de l'Éphémère
10. Très modéré - L'Éphémère s'arrête, épuisé
11. Très lent - Mort de l'Éphémère
12. Modérément lent - Funérailles de l'Éphémère
  • Fragments symphoniques (suite)
1. Prélude
2. Entrée des fourmis
3. Danse du Papillon
4. Eclosion et danse de l'Éphémère
5. Funérailles de Éphémère
6. La nuit tombe sur le jardin solitaire
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1912-13
First Performance. 1913-04-03 in Paris, Théâtre des Arts
Orchestra, Gabriel Grovlez (conductor)
First Publication. 1913 - Paris: Durand, Plate D.& F. 8841
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30-35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
InstrDetail
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also english horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, triangle, drum, cymbals, bass drum, celesta, harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
Extra Information Scenario by Gilbert de Voisins after Souvenirs entomologiques by H. Fabre