Beethoven's Fourth Symphony


NB change of programme

Thu 30 Jun 2022 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Beethoven Leonore Overture No 2
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
Beethoven Symphony No 4

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Maria João Pires piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Performance kindly supported by The Late Tony Welsh

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner joins pianist Maria João Pires in an exploration of Beethoven at his uninhibited best – music that sings, dances and glitters with youthful energy.

There’s only one Beethoven – and at the peak of his youthful genius, even his happiest music is like bottled lightning. His Fourth Symphony is one of his smallest, but every note is charged with an unstoppable life-force.

Not that John Eliot Gardiner needs any advice on that score: after a lifetime devoted to music, his interpretations of Beethoven are as perceptive as they are fresh, and for pianist Maria João Pires, Beethoven is a byword for playfulness and poetry. The rarely played Leonore Overture No 2 rings up the curtain in a blaze of glory.

Change of programme
Due to injury, Maria João Pires is no longer able to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 2 with the LSO, and will instead perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 in this concert. The rest of the programme remains unchanged.
Posted 27 May 2022 3pm

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