One of the few works that the composer (1865-1935) allowed out. This ambitious four-movement Piano Sonata is perhaps difficult to get to know, but it would be unfortunate if Dukas’s reputation rested solely on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, great piece though it is. And his Symphony in C shouldn’t be overlooked either (as below).

Regarding the Sorcerer itself, further below is film of Pierre Monteux conducting the LSO in 1961. And even further below is another Sorcerer, LSO once more, this time with Celibidache (April 11, 1982; Royal Festival Hall; audio).

Paul Dukas’s splendid Symphony in C; Jean Fournet conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; concert performance; February 16, 1992; Utrecht.

Celi’s Dukas preceded Michelangeli playing Ravel:

Pianistic postscript: also born on January 5 (in 1920, he died on June 12, 1995) is Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Film of him playing Ravel’s Concerto in G with Celibidache & the LSO in Royal Festival Hall; undated. Also, a 1962 film of him playing Chopin.