Classical music

Christian Zacharias and English Chamber Orchestra

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Brilliant pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias shines a light on innovative works from Beethoven and Schoenberg, in a concert with the English Chamber Orchestra.

Known for his insightful interpretation, Zacharias returns to work with the ECO to perform Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto and conduct Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

These two works pushed the boundaries of their respective eras and perfectly showcase Zacharias’ artistry.

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).


English Chamber Orchestra
Christian Zacharias conductor, piano


Beethoven: Overture; Poco adagio; Minuetto; Andantino from The Creatures of Prometheus
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £45
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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