Friday, 12 September 2014

La Douceur du Tonnerre

In 1960, Joachim-Ernst Brendt heard Duke Ellington's album Such Sweet Thunder and convinced choreographer Maurice Béjart to stage the album as a ballet. La Douceur du Tonnerre was performed in the television studios of Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden and broadcast originally on 12 September, 1960.

Fifty-four years to the day, here is a video recording of that kinescope which originated with the splendid Crownpropeller's blog.

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