Barbican Concerts

Nielsen Symphony No 2

Tue 6 Dec 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen Symphony No 2

HAYDN Symphony No 98
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 4
NIELSEN Symphony No 2 ('The Four Temperaments')

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Mitsuko Uchida
piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Haydn’s Symphony No 98 is the sixth of the twelve ‘London’ symphonies he composed during his first ever trip to the city. The premiere of Piano Concerto No 4 marked Beethoven’s last performance as soloist with an orchestra due to his encroaching deafness. Each of the four movements of Nielsen’s Symphony No 2 was inspired by a caricature of ‘The Four Temperaments’ Nielsen came across in a country pub; of Choleric, Phlegmatic, Melancholic and Sanguine, Nielsen found the most lingering image to be the ‘Choleric’ man on horseback, who forever thrashes his sword at thin air.

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