How Paris saw off Daniel Harding

How Paris saw off Daniel Harding


norman lebrecht

June 29, 2019

At the end of his final concert as music director of the Philharmonie de Paris, a wonderful pop-up performance of Du holde Kunst.


Full concert here.

And cheers to the rafters.



  • John Borstlap says:

    It’s the Orchestre de Paris, not the Philharmonie which is the hall they play in.

    And this is a beautiful arrangement of Schubert’s song ‘An die Musik’.

  • Ruth says:

    Wonderful indeed. Thanks for sharing Norman.

  • Orchestralplayer says:

    Please Norman, I know this country is inexorably sinking into deep insularity but let’s not let it propagate to the world of music too.
    Daniel was the music director of the Orchestre de Paris not of the Philharmonie !

  • Andrew Constantine says:

    What a lovely moment

  • Anonymous says:

    I have had the privilege of hearing many of Daniel’s concerts here in Paris, and even met him once in person.
    While there were ups and downs, I experienced many wonderful moments.
    Especially comes to mind his recent Mozart 40, best I’ve ever heard, no kidding.
    I think he did a great job as a music director, and was a nice successor to Paavo Järvi, as he gave something completely different to the orchestra.
    Anyway, I’m truly curious to see who will succeed him now.
    Many interesting visiting conductors next year!

  • Anonymous says:

    Also, he was not music director of the Philarmonie de Paris, but of the Orchestre de Paris, the latter which is the resident orchestra of the former.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Very moving indeed!!

  • Tommy says:

    Wonderful !

    Excuse my ignorance, but:

    And the conductor is…
    The arrangement done by…


    • BP says:

      Conductor : Lionel Sow (director of the choir of the Orchestre de Paris)

      Arrangement : Schubert’s An die Musik by Luciano Berio