Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is the darkest of his five concertos and expresses his turbulent feelings towards his future through dramatic and melancholy melodies.
Just as groundbreaking, Schoenberg’s innovative tone poem Verklärte Nacht acted as a bridge between the decadence of the Romantic era and the uncertainty of the 20th century.
This work is a favourite of the ECO, who have recorded it three times previously with Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Jeffrey Tate.
The orchestra opens the concert with movements from Beethoven’s enchanting ballet score Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus).
PerformersEnglish Chamber Orchestra
RepertoireBeethoven: Overture; Poco adagio; Minuetto; Andantino from The Creatures of Prometheus