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Fantasies : A Voyage Of The Ear - pieces by George Benjamin, Henry Purcell, Jonathan Harvey and Laurent Cuniot

An uninterrupted fantastical tour

Salle des spectacles, Maison de la Musique, Nanterre
Concert Fantasies : A Voyage Of The Ear - pieces by George Benjamin, Henry Purcell, Jonathan Harvey and Laurent Cuniot – Listen to the replay online
The composer George Benjamin, © Getty

The pieces in this concert were curated to bring the listener on a journey to appreciate the presented works in their original forms. Without applause in-between pieces, the audience is invited to examine the pieces as they would view paintings in an exhibition, which are seen together in the same space without interruption. 

As paintings in an exhibition are united in their exploration of a particular theme or themes, here too we must appreciate the music holistically so as to fully understand it themes of memory and rediscovery. In this concert we hear Viola, Viola by George Benjamin; Upon Silence by George Benjamin & William Butler Yeats; Fantasias in A Minor, G minor and C minor by Henry Purcell; Death of Light, Light of Death by Jonathan Harvey; Fantasia in E Minor, by Henry Purcell; Ombrae by Laurent Cuniot and Fantasia Upon One Note, also by Henry Purcell. Let these masterpieces conjure up fantasies in your mind.