Ravel, Debussy: Roth/Les Siècles ****
Royal Festival Hall, 2nd November 2016
Games of various types pirouetted in and out of Les Siècles’ Gallic programme last night, from Debussy’s play of the waves in La Mer to the shenanigans of a distinctly adult game of tennis in his ballet Jeux. There was even the playful sparkle of a fountain in Jeux d’eau as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s encore. None of these are remotely associated with childhood though. For that, Ravel’s Mother Goose fitted the bill, especially when accompanied by Grégoire Pont’s live animations to keep the young at heart in the audience entertained.
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