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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No’s 1 & 2)

Gerald Barry

Beethoven

Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 in C major

Beethoven

Symphony No. 2 in D major

Beethoven-Thomas-Ades

Artists

Thomas Adès

conductor

Mark Stone

baritone

Summary

“Adès makes you hear things with which you thought you were familiar as if they were completely new” wrote the Guardian’s Tom Service and in this Beethoven Symphony cycle, the enthralling composer and conductor Thomas Adès is sure to shed new light on these monuments of orchestral repertoire. Over the course of three years Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès will perform all nine Beethoven symphonies, partnering these masterworks with the deft, audacious and sometimes explosive music of the wonderfully idiosyncratic Irish composer, Gerald Barry.

In the opening concert of this three-year project, we hear Beethoven’s witty first symphony paired with the virtuosic second. These are complemented by Gerald Barry’s powerful setting of Beethoven’s love letter to his ‘immortal beloved’.

Find out more about the second concert in the Beethoven Symphony Cycle here.

Saffron Hall & Norwich Pre-Concert Talk, 6.30pm: Mark Stone discusses Gerald Barry’s Beethoven.

The Norwich performance is part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017.

2017
May
26
7:30PM
Norwich 
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
2017
May
27
7:30PM
Saffron Walden 
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
2017
Jun
02
7:30PM
London 
Barbican, London

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