Christian Tetzlaff plays Beethoven

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NB CHANGE OF ARTIST. LSO International Violin Festival

Sun 24 May 2015 7.30pm - 9.40pm
Barbican Hall, London

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
BRAHMS German Requiem

Daniel Harding conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Sally Matthews soprano
Matthias Goerne baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

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LSO Platform: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 6pm, free entry

BEETHOVEN Septet in E Flat Op 20
Venetia Jollands violin
Christoph Slenczka viola
Peteris Sokolovskis cello
Iurii Gavryliuk double bass
Jamie Louise White bassoon
Alejandro José Villanueva Cánovas clarinet

German violinist Christian Tetzlaff, another perennially popular Barbican artist, tackles a concerto which stands at the head of the Romantic violin repertoire, and is one of his personal favourites. Beethoven’s perfect blend of virtuosity and lyricism precedes Brahms’s monumental German Requiem, based on a selection of texts from the Lutheran Bible offering comfort and consolation in times of sorrow. Daniel Harding directs the London Symphony Chorus and LSO.

Change of soloist
Dorothea Röschmann is suffering from a virus and has been forced to withdraw from the LSO's concert at the Barbican on Sunday 24 May 2015. Original replacement Miah Persson is also now indisposed and we are extremely grateful to Sally Matthews for agreeing to step in at short notice. The programme for the concert remains unchanged.