Berlioz L'enfance du Christ

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Roth

15 December 2013 / 14:00
Hall


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Berlioz L'enfance du Christ

BBC Symphony Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth
conductor
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
Yann Beuron tenor
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Christopher Purves bass
BBC Symphony Chorus

A seasonal concert featuring Berlioz’s luminous re-telling of the Christmas story. The composer delved back into his tender boyhood memories for this unusual oratorio. While it contains the terror of Herod’s dream and the Holy Family’s flight, it’s also suffused with a gentleness not found in many of his works. On hearing the first completed performance of ‘The Holy Family at rest’, Berlioz wrote to his sister: ‘It is really good, it is innocent and touching (do not laugh), in the style of the illuminations of old missals.’

The concert finishes at approximately 4pm




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