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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 6)

Gerald Barry

Conquest of Ireland

Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.68 (Pastoral)

Summary

Beethoven takes inspiration from nature, allowing his imagination to range vividly across the Austrian countryside in his thrilling, intricate “Pastoral” symphony.  For Thomas Adès, Gerald Barry’s ‘ferociously objective’ music is a natural partner for Beethoven. In this concert, the 6th is juxtaposed with Barry’s passionate The Conquest of Ireland for orchestra and bass, based on a 12th century account of Henry II’s military conquest of Ireland.

Find out more about the Beethoven Symphony Cycle here.

2018
May
20
3:00PM
Saffron Walden 
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
2018
May
24
7:30PM
London 
Barbican, London

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