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BBC Philharmonic: 14 Oct 2017

BBC Philharmonic: 14 Oct 2017

BBC Philharmonic
Pietari Inkinen - conductor
Christian Ihle Hadland - piano

Beethoven – Symphony No 1 Listen
Grieg – Piano Concerto Listen
Sibelius – Symphony No 5 Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden

Beethoven first delved into the world of symphonic writing at the age of 30, finding the form for which he would be most remembered. Intended as an homage to his illustrious masters Mozart and Haydn, Beethoven’s First Symphony is, inescapably, original. His masterful interpretation effectively staking his claim as the rightful heir to the symphonic tradition.

Grieg’s Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works. There’s a reason why the first piano concerto to ever be recorded is so loved – and not just because of its infamous appearance on the 1971 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special! Like Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite, this is music with a huge, glowing heart - packed with tunes. Who better to perform than fellow countryman Christian Ihle Hadland.

Symphony No 5 is a stunning example of Sibelius' most original ability to build a movement on the dynamic development of a single idea.



A £37.10, B £34.98, C £30.74, D £24.38, E £18.02, O £13.78
Discounts available

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  • It is as if God Almighty had thrown down pieces of a mosaic for heaven’s floor and asked me to find out what was the original pattern.
    Sibelius on composing Symphony No 5