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Proms 2019 Prom 50: Orchestre de Paris

Prom 50
Prom 50: Orchestre de Paris
19:30 Mon 26 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall
Town or country? That’s the choice offered by Daniel Harding and the Orchestra de Paris. Widmann’s explosive Babylon Suite invites listeners into the sonic chaos of the city, while Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 offers an evocative portrait of pastoral life.
Town or country? That’s the choice offered by Daniel Harding and the Orchestra de Paris. Widmann’s explosive Babylon Suite invites listeners into the sonic chaos of the city, while Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 offers an evocative portrait of pastoral life.

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Town or country? That's the choice offered here by Daniel Harding and the Orchestre de Paris.

Scored for a 90-strong orchestra, Jörg Widmann’s explosive Babylon Suite (adapted from his 2012 opera) invites listeners into the all-consuming sonic chaos of the city – a babel of sound and sensation.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, by contrast, takes listeners through fields and past brooks in its evocative portrait of pastoral life.

The concert opens with the gathering storm-clouds of the overture to Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva.

Approx. end time: 21:30

Image: Daniel Harding © Julian Hargreaves