27 Feb 2014 City Halls

BBC SSO 2013-14 Season Osborne plays Beethoven Osborne plays Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3

Osborne plays Beethoven


19:30 Thursday 27 Feb 2014 Grand HallCity Halls Candleriggs, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 1NQ

  • Aaron Copland 1900–1990
  • Quiet City
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Also known as: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
  • Robert Schumann 1810–1856
  • Symphony No 2 in C major Symphony No 2 in C major Also known as: Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61

Concert information

The path of the artist can be lonely. Aaron Copland knew what it was to be alone in a great American city, and distilled it into haunting poetry. Robert Schumann drew strength from his beloved Clara, and the example of Beethoven, and wrote one of the noblest of all Romantic symphonies. The masterly Scottish pianist Steven Osborne continues his Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Third Concerto, while Andrew Manze proves that whether we're in 20th century Manhattan or 18th century Vienna, the creative spirit will find a way.

Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room (free to ticket-holders, limited seating availability)
Novelist Louise Welsh reads a specially written piece, which takes Quiet City as its starting point.

Post-Concert Coda (approximately 10 minutes after the main concert)
Steven Osborne plays Prokofiev's Visions Fugitives.

The main concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, presented by Ian Skelly.

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