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Proms 2015 Prom 10: Beethoven Piano Concertos

Prom 10: Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Prom 10: Beethoven Piano Concertos
19:30 Fri 24 Jul 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Leif Ove Andsnes continues his survey of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra with the Piano Concerto No. 3 and the ‘Choral Fantasy’. Selected pieces will be broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 24 July.
Leif Ove Andsnes continues his survey of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra with the Piano Concerto No. 3 and the ‘Choral Fantasy’. Selected pieces will be broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 24 July.

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In his Third Piano Concerto Beethoven opened up a new dramatic and physical scope, pushing the instrument to new expressive lengths. The same maverick energy pulses through the ‘Choral Fantasy’, anticipating the Ninth Symphony in its unexpected resort to words in its finale. In Schoenberg’s tour de force Friede auf Erden (‘Peace on Earth’) the composer takes tonality to its limits. Stravinsky’s ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Concerto is a delightful neo-Classical romp, an elegant homage to the 18th century.

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