Celebrations and Revolutions
Pop some corks with Beethoven and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in an online broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall.
‘I am the new Bacchus, pressing out glorious wine for the human spirit’ proclaimed Beethoven.
Although his Fourth Symphony might be his sunniest, there’s no mistaking the ambition, the fantasy and the sheer, untamed inspiration that pulses through every note.
Not all revolutions are noisy, though.
Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto begins with the piano all alone and playing softly – ideal for a pianist with the creative flair of Nicolas Namoradze.
It’s all about personality: and with a star turn from soprano Sophie Bevan, plus a sparkling overture from the composer they called ’the Black Mozart‘, there’ll be no shortage of that.
This concert is broadcast live at 7.30pm on Friday 23 October 2020 on BBC Radio 3. See the performance here.
This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Daniele Rustioni conductor
- Nicolas Namoradze piano
- Sophie Bevan soprano
- Boulogne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges): Overture, L'amant anonyme (Symphony in D, Op.11 No.2)
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Ah! perfido, Op.65; Symphony No.4
Need to know
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This concert will be available to view for free seven days after it is first broadcast. After seven days, it will only be available to Marquee TV subscribers.
Dates & times
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