March 03, 2017
Concert Archive

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

  • 10:44
    George Benjamin: Viola, Viola, directed by Marc Desmons
  • 09:48
    George Benjamin & William Butler Yeats: Upon Silence, by Sylvia Vadimova
  • 04:38
    Henry Purcell: Fantasia In A Minor, Z.744, by the Benjamin Consort
  • 04:09
    Henry Purcell: Fantasia In G Minor, Z.735, by the Benjamin Consort
  • 04:38
    Henry Purcell: Fantasia In C Minor, Z.738, by the Benjamin Consort
  • 18:54
    Jonathan Harvey: Death Of Light, Light Of Death, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons
  • 04:23
    Henry Purcell: Fantasia In E Minor, Z.741, by the Benjamin Consort
  • 17:56
    Laurent Cuniot: Ombrae, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons
  • 07:31
    Henry Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note, Z.746, by the Benjamin Consort
Salle des spectacles, Maison de la Musique, Nanterre

An uninterrupted fantastical tour

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.

George Benjamin: Viola, Viola, directed by Marc Desmons

George Benjamin & William Butler Yeats: Upon Silence, by Sylvia Vadimova

Henry Purcell: Fantasia In A Minor, Z.744, by the Benjamin Consort

Henry Purcell: Fantasia In G Minor, Z.735, by the Benjamin Consort

Henry Purcell: Fantasia In C Minor, Z.738, by the Benjamin Consort

Jonathan Harvey: Death Of Light, Light Of Death, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons

Henry Purcell: Fantasia In E Minor, Z.741, by the Benjamin Consort

Laurent Cuniot: Ombrae, by the Ensemble TM+ directed by Marc Desmons

Henry Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note, Z.746, by the Benjamin Consort

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