Bryn Terfel: Celtic Beethoven – featuring Carlos Núñez

Bryn Terfel: Celtic Beethoven – featuring Carlos Núñez

Festival Saint Denis

90 Min

In this concert from the Festival Saint Denis, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel joins forces with gaïta-player and flautist Carlos Núñez for a special exploration of Beethoven's arrangements of Scottish, Irish and Welsh folk songs. The composer made his arrangements of the folk songs for voice and piano trio, dressing them up for 19th-century salon, but here – in new arrangements by Benoît Menut and Pierre Chépélov – they come full circle to be reconnected with the Celtic origins. Orchestral support is provided by the Orchestre National de Bretagne under Grant Llewellyn.

Soloists
Aïda Aragoneses Aguado (Celtic Harp), Carlos Núñez (Bagpipes), Xurxo Núñez (Percussion), Hannah Stone (Celtic Harp), Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)
Ensemble
Orchestre National de Bretagne
Conductor
Grant Llewellyn