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All-French Program From the New York Philharmonic Archives: Oct. 21 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Leonard Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic on their historic Soviet Union tour in 1959.

It's all all-French program on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast - performances drawn from the Philharmonic's vast recorded archive.  Music by Massenet that includes an historic performance by the Philharmonic conducted by Josef Stransky (who became the orchestra's music director in 1911, following the death of Gustav Mahler), and appearances by Luciano Pavarotti and mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby.  Also on the program, works by Clause Debussy that include the Image pour Orchestra, and Le Martyre de Saint Sebastian.  Sunday, October 21st, 3 to 5 pm.

Debussy and Massenet

Massenet: Scènes pittoresques: Angelus
Debussy (orch. Roger-Ducasse): Rhapsody for Saxophone and Piano
Debussy: Images pour orchestra
Debussy: Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien
Massenet: Werther: “Pourquoi me réveiller?”