Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Catalonia National Orchestra, Patrick Gallois (conductor)
Jules Massenet is best known for operas such as Manon and Werther, but his less familiar stage works are also packed with superb intermezzos and ballet music. Evocative scenes bring the mythical story of Bacchus to life, while Herodiade deals with the tragic biblical narrative of Herod, Salome and St John the Baptist. Turbulent temptations and passions clash with monastic life in Thais, and the Spanish dances of Le Cid bring us into worlds of fragrant tenderness, defiant pride and exuberant celebration.
Massenet Bacchus - Act III 'Les Mysteres dionysiaques', Ballet Suite from Herodiade Act IV, Thais Ballet Music, Ballet Suite from Le Cid
Running Time: 1 hr 18 min