Prom 44: BelshazzarÆs Feast
Royal Albert Hall, 20 August 2019

WaltonÆs choral masterpiece BelshazzarÆs Feast gets the Proms treatment with a 300-strong choir conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Before that, the urban landscape of VarΦseÆs AmΘriques û a portrait of the modern city in sound û meets KoechlinÆs sonic jungle.

Programme
            Charles Koechlin: Les bandar-log (16 mins)
            Edgard VarΦse: AmΘriques (25 mins) (original version, 1921)

            interval

            William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (34 mins)

Performers
    Gerald Finley
    baritone

    Orfe≤ Catalα
    Orfe≤ Catalα Youth Choir
    London Symphony Chorus
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Simon Rattle
    conductor