classical music

Santtu Conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

In his first concert with the Philharmonia this season, Santtu brings together composers who knew more than most about the struggle against tyranny.

Shostakovich's Twelfth Symphony is his musical tribute to Lenin and the 1917 revolution.

Despite a lifetime of potentially catastrophic run-ins with the Soviet regime, the composer succeeds in portraying the optimistic idealism of the early days of communism.

From the very first notes of his Fourth Piano Concerto, played by the soloist alone, Beethoven gives us a masterclass in how to grab and keep an audience's rapt attention.

Lars Vogt's recording of the concerto was hailed by Gramophone as a 'marvellous performance... sharp-witted and endlessly beguiling.'

Beethoven's overture compresses the plot of his only opera, from the darkness of a prison cell, through the first stirrings of hope to the triumph of love and liberty, into a work of unforgettable power.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Lars Vogt piano

Repertoire

Beethoven: Overture, Leonore No.3; Piano Concerto No.4
Interval
Shostakovich: Symphony No.12 in D minor (The Year 1917: To the memory of Lenin)

Dates & times

29 Oct 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30%discount). Events must be in the 2020/21 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (13 December 2020), Gaspard’s Foxtrot (20 February 2021), Music of Today: Tyshawn Sorey and Music of Today: Víkingur Ólafsson (25 February 2021) and Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (25 June 2021). Not available on Premium seats.

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