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Moon landing and Pastoral

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World Conference Center: Saal New YorkPlatz der Vereinten Nationen 2, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, 53113, Germany
On Saturday 14 September 2019 at 20:00
Festival: Beethovenfest Bonn
Performers
Pablo HeldPiano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ádám FischerConductor

Ever since the invention of the telescope mankind has longed to land on the moon. There’s no shortage of satirical and utopian travelogues. The classical silent movie ‘Journey to the Moon’, by the pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès (1902), is one of the very first science fiction films. We will screen it with live music at the piano. Then comes Haydn with two orchestral ‘Notturni’, festive nocturnal chamber symphonies of marvellous lightness, followed by the evening’s pièce de resistance, Beethoven’s irresistible ‘Pastoral’ Symphony. ‘My principle: live in the country. My bad hearing doesn’t plague me here. It’s as though every tree speaks to me in the countryside. Who can express it all?’ Well, he could, and so can the ‘enlightened’ period ensemble under its supremely musical conductor Adam Fischer.

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