L’Après-midi d’un faune and Le spectre de la rose

Originally posted on The Art of Listening:
The 1911–1912 seasons of the Ballets Russes saw the premiers of two of the twentieth century’s greatest scores — Stravinsky’s Petroushka and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. And, while Petroushka was a great success and (for non-musical reasons) the Ravel considerably less so, it was two smaller works that seemed…