London, UK - London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven

04feb7:00 pmLondon, UK - London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven

Event Details

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5, ‘Emperor’

Programme also includes
Lotta Wennäkoski: Om fotspår och ljus (Of Footprints and Light – Helsinki Variations) (UK premiere)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No 2

London Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård conductor

Sibelius compared writing his daring Second Symphony to putting together a broken mosaic. For a listener, it’s only possible to marvel as stunning musical patterns shape themselves out of fragments.

In Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto, the piano makes an unexpected hero’s entrance with barely an introduction from the orchestra. But soon there’s a magnificent back and forth between soloist and ensemble, ending in a galloping finale.

Lotta Wennäkoski’s exquisite tone poem Of Footprints and Light quotes from an unfinished opera by the Finnish composer Ida Moberg, who studied with Sibelius.



(Sunday) 7:00 pm


Barbican Centre

Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

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