Saturday 27 August 2011
7.30pm – c9.50pm
Royal Albert Hall

Classical for starters, Piano music

  • Anders Hillborg

    Cold Heat (13 mins) UK premiere
    • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    • David Zinman conductor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595 (31 mins)
    • Maria João Pires piano
    • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    • David Zinman conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)
    • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    • David Zinman conductor

About this event

Premiered earlier this year by David Zinman and the Berlin Philharmonic, Anders Hillborg's Cold Heat leavens high-art finesse with the rampaging pulse and flow of street music.

Quite a contrast with the autumnal poise of Mozart's final piano concerto, tonight featuring Maria João Pires, whose Late Night Chopin recital was a highlight of last year's Proms.

After the interval, one of the great pinnacles of Western art music, a work inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution. Beethoven famously struck out the dedication to Napoleon Bonaparte when the latter declared himself Emperor but the heroic musical drama of the 'Eroica' stands for all time.

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