Janáček philharmonic OstravaC2: Midnight in Paris

C2: Midnight in Paris

Claude Debussy
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Scene from the ballet Swan Lake

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship from the symphonic suite Scheherazade, Op. 35

Modest Mussorgsky
Night on Bald Mountain

Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231, symphonic movement No. 1

Bohuslav Martinů
La Bagarre, allegro for large orchestra

Karol Szymanowski
Dance from the ballet Harnasie, Op. 55

Igor Stravinsky
Hell’s Dance from Ballet Bird Fire


Pavla Gajdošíková – presenter
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Łukasz Borowicz – Conductor


The Paris Ballets Russes alias Russian ballet of the excellent impresario Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev belonged to the most influential artistic association throughout the 20th century. In the summer months, the Russian dancers used to have time off and were hired in Paris to make brand new productions that fundamentally touched the dance, art and music world. It was not even the war that interrupted the successful twenty-year activity of the company, it was the death of Diaghilev in 1929. The variety and the power of the music, which Diaghilev used, is breathtaking.