Britten Sinfonia/Adès: Beethoven Symphony Cycle featuring Gerald Barry work

Thu 24 May 2018 - 19:30


Britten Sinfonia  
Thomas Adès conductor
Joshua Bloom bass

Thomas Adès juxtaposes Beethoven’s life-affirming Symphony No 6 with Gerald Barry’s passionate The Conquest of Ireland.
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.


Programme includes:

Gerald Barry Conquest of Ireland 
Beethoven Symphony No.6 Op.68 in F major “Pastoral” 




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