Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22, 1928. Maurice Ravel's Boléro premieres at the Paris Opéra

Maurice Ravel's Boléro premiered at the Paris Opéra on this day in 1928.  Legend has it that during this performance a woman yelled "au fou!" ("he's mad!") before leaving.  When informed of this, Ravel said, "celle-là, vois-tu, elle a compris." ("that one, you see, she understood.")

Here's the Copenhagen Philharmonic performing Bolero at Copenhagen Central Station. As a flash mob.

Turn the volume up and annoy your neighbours!


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