Barbican Concerts

Beethoven Symphony No 5

Thu 21 Jun 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda

WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from 'Tristan and Isolde'
BERG Three Fragments from 'Wozzeck'
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Angela Denoke soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Wagner’s ‘Prelude and Liebestod’ (literally, ‘love in death’) from Tristan und Isolde showcases the opera’s main themes to tell the story of these ill-fated lovers. For his sinister opera Wozzeck, Berg forged a libretto from a play left incomplete by German playwright Georg Büchner, and strove to musically retain the play’s ‘abrupt and sometimes brutal language, and its stark, if haunted, realism’. Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 contains the famous four-note motif that is often said to represent ‘fate knocking at the door’ after a conversation the composer reportedly had with author Anton Schindler.


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Read our interview with Gianandrea Noseda about his appearance with the LSO on 21 June.

Pre-concert performance
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6pm, Barbican Hall
Free entry
Berg Piano Sonata Op 1 and Beethoven Piano Sonata Op 109 performed by Mishka Rushdie Momen (piano)


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