Music, science and belief
Vladimir Jurowski shares his view on how music interacts with science.
Royal Festival Hall 2016/17
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Belief and Beyond Belief: Science
Rebel Les élémens (Simphonie nouvelle)
Milhaud La Création du monde
John Adams Harmonielehre
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
How do you make a new musical world? Well, begin by forgetting everything you thought you knew about French baroque music – as Jean-Féry Rebel did in his uproarious Les élémens. Give it a bit of a swing, like Milhaud did in La Création du monde – a genre-busting ballet from the cafés and dancehalls of Jazz-Age Paris. And then, perhaps, like John Adams, close your eyes and dream of a supertanker rocketing skywards out of San Francisco Bay. That’s the astonishing vision that launches Adams’s ‘minimalist symphony’ Harmonielehre: the glittering finish to a concert that might just change the very way you listen to music.
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