Beethoven l’Africain

Fabio Vacchi
World premiere:
2020

Inspired by Nadine Gordimer’s short story « Beethoven was one sixteenth black »
On Nelson Mandela’s Prison Letters

Fascinated by cultures of the World, Fabio Vacchi has always been inspired by African music, even if his own style remains within the western classical tradition. According to him : « while we erect new walls and bar- riers, and let people drown in the sea, music demonstrates the self-evident: « our cultures can bring us together. It is only through our inhumanity that we alienate ourselves. »

artistic team

programme

L. W. BEETHOVEN
| Septet in E-flat major (extracts)
FABIO VACCHI (1949 – )
| Beethoven L’Africain

technical specs

⏱ Duration | 1h
📽 Projection of photographs/video
🎻 Forces | narrator, conductor, 12 musicians

contact

ANAÏS SMART
anais.smart@parismozartorchestra.com
+33 6 43 24 61 79