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Prom 50: Orchestre de Paris

Live at the BBC Proms. Daniel Harding conducts the Orchestre de Paris in Schumann, Widmann and Beethoven.

Live at BBC Proms: Daniel Harding conducts the Orchestre de Paris in Schumann, Widmann and Beethoven

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Robert Schumann: Genoveva – overture

Jörg Widmann: Babylon Suite
London premiere

c.8.15pm: Interval Proms Plus
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c.8.35pm
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral'

Orchestre de Paris
Daniel Harding, conductor

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.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Genoveva - Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Jörg Widmann

    Babylon Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral'

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Fernando Sor

    Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op.9

    Performer: Julian Bream.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495

    Performer: Anthony Halstead. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Mozart: The Horn Concertos - Halstead, The Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Decca.
    • 8.

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