Is it possible to listen to Paul Dukas’ symphonic scherzo The Sorcerer’s Apprenticewithout seeing Mickey Mouse doing battle with water-carrying brooms? Or even to hear echoes of John Williams’ Star Warssoundtrack?

Sergei Dogadin. Photo © Dimitrii Yakimov

It depends on your demographic, I suppose. But it doesn’t matter: Dukas’ symphonic scherzo, as much a masterclass in storytelling through thematic transformation and narrative orchestration, has over the years lost none of its...

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