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Beethoven's 250th anniversary: Piano Concerto Series - No 3

Thursday April 22, 2021 at 19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
£35, £28, £20, £15; students: all tickets half price (not available online); early bird offer: 20% off all tickets
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  1. Symphony No 33 in B Flat K319 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in C minor Op 37 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Symphony No 38 in D, 'Prague' K 504 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This performance is rescheduled from its original date on 16 June 2020. The programme remains the same as the original, featuring Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto.

A performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in a complete cycle of his piano concertos marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Beethoven’s personal life was famously wild and tortured, from his wretched childhood and early musical education at the hands of an alcoholic and abusive father to his hopeless, unrequited romantic passions. Yet from personal chaos emerged perhaps the greatest music ever composed. Written for the instrument with which he is inextricably linked, the five piano concertos chart the dramatic period of Beethoven’s career from young composer-performer to the early stages of his painful descent into profound deafness, and the cruel end of his own performing career. Each is a sublime masterpiece, distilling the spirit and towering genius of this most prodigious composer.

Beethoven’s piano concertos are presented in this series together with the last ten symphonies of his near-contemporary Mozart.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.5pm by John Suchet, the acclaimed broadcaster and author of Beethoven: the Man Revealed (for concert ticket holders only)

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
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