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Proms 2018 Prom 6: An American in Paris & Turangalîla

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Prom 6: An American in Paris & Turangalîla
19:30 Wed 18 Jul 2018 Prom 6
Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy An American in Paris and Messiaen’s by turns hypnotic and orgiastic Turangalîla Symphony come together in this musical celebration of Paris. Pianist Angela Hewitt and ondes martenot player Cynthia Millar join the BBC SO.
Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy An American in Paris and Messiaen’s by turns hypnotic and orgiastic Turangalîla Symphony come together in this musical celebration of Paris. Pianist Angela Hewitt and ondes martenot player Cynthia Millar join the BBC SO.

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Gershwin’s An American in Paris – a giddy, gloriously tuneful musical evocation of 1920s Paris – takes a stroll through the bustling City of Light, swept along by the jazz rhythms that were its throbbing pulse.

The rhythmic impulse continues through Messiaen’s hypnotic orchestral love song, the Turangalîla Symphony. Premiered by Leonard Bernstein in 1949, this Tristan and Isolde-inspired work is a celebration of sensual pleasure and boundless ecstasy.

Image: Angela Hewitt © Bernd Eberle