Bergen, Norway - Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven

21feb7:30 pmBergen, Norway - Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven

Event Details

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”

Programme also includes
Rosali Grankull: Identitetshandlingar in C Major (Norwegian Premiere)
Carl NielsenSymphony No. 5

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor

‘Arresting maturity, stylistic acumen and utter delight’ (The Daily Telegraph) combine in Leif Ove Andsnes’s performance of Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the Emperor. Following his multi-award-winning recording of the work, the Bergen-resident pianist returns to the Grieg Hall for this performance with Chief Conductor Edward Gardner.

Beethoven’s revolutionary musical tendencies had a huge influence on Carl Nielsen, the Danish composer who became intensely interested in the idea of a symphony as a struggle between good and evil along Beethovenian lines. Like Beethoven’s, Nielsen’s Fifth is his symphonic masterpiece – a work of startling originality and huge emotional power.

Edward Gardner continues his Nielsen cycle here after the Norwegian premiere of Identity Documents in C major – an exquisite, delicate canvas for orchestra by Swedish composer Rosali Grankull, a finalist in the Orchestra’s Pauline Hall Competition.



(Wednesday) 7:30 pm



Edvard Griegs plass 1, 5015

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