BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
2 Oct 2016, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season The Beethoven 1808 Academy Concert

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Beethoven 1808 Academy Concert
15:00 Sun 2 Oct 2016 Grand Hall
The Beethoven 1808 Academy Concert at City Halls
The Beethoven 1808 Academy Concert at City Halls

Programme

      • Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral'(40 mins)
      • Aria 'Ah! perfido'
        • interval
        • Mass in C major (Gloria)(11 mins)
        • Piano Concerto No 4 in G major(33 mins)
        • Symphony No 5 in C minor(35 mins)
          • interval
          • Mass in C major (Sanctus and Benedictus)(11 mins)
          • Piano Fantasia in G minor(10 mins)
          • Choral Fantasy(20 mins)

      Performers

      Concert information

      Vienna, 22 December 1808: in one marathon concert, Ludwig van Beethoven played and directed the first public performances of four of his most personal masterpieces. Beethoven’s “Academy” included not just the premieres of his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy, but a range of vocal and keyboard works that showed every aspect of his genius as performer as well as creator. In this special three-part concert, Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO recreate one of the most extraordinary nights in the history of music – with Jan Lisiecki taking Beethoven’s place at the keyboard, and three superb young singers performing music that still sounds new today. Unmissable.

      There will be intervals of 20 mins after Part One, and of 60 mins after Part 2. The performance will end at approximately 7.30pm.

      The concert will be supported before and during the intervals by performances of chamber music works by Beethoven from students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.