Read Clive Walkley’s review of the magnificent Halle concert at which Jess Gillam astounded us with her skill.
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Royal Northern Sinfonia
A Celebration of 250 years of Beethoven
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8, op. 9
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7, op. 92
In this concert we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with three very different pieces that show the variety of his works, and demonstrate how he overcame the challenge of increasing deafness to produce masterpieces in sound.
Lars Vogt conducts for us ……..
… and is also our soloist !
We begin with his lighthearted (but not lightweight) 8th symphony, which is a tribute to Haydn who was Beethoven’s teacher. It was written when Beethoven was deaf.
Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (1812) was described by Wagner as the glorification or ‘apotheosis of the dance’. This ‘celebration of rhythm’ was written as he was becoming too deaf to conduct.
Between these two symphonies, Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto of 1795 dates from a time when he was known as performer rather than a composer; listen out for hints of Mozart and Haydn.
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Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society is UK registered charity 505373.
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