BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
11 May 2020, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2019-20 Season BBC Radio 3 Chamber Music - Beethoven Octet and Quintet

BBC Radio 3 Chamber Music - Beethoven Octet and Quintet
18:00 Mon 11 May 2020 Glasgow City Halls

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Programme

      • Octet in E flat major for Winds, Op.103
      • Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, Op.16

Performers

  • SCO Winds
  • Piano

Concert information

“That young fellow was full of the very devil! Not even Mozart could have improvised as he did.” When the young Beethoven first came to Vienna, his plan was to make his name as a virtuoso pianist – and as that contemporary testimony shows, he succeeded. This concert channels that spirit of youthful daring, first of all with the teenage master’s sparkling Wind Octet. And then with his Quintet for Piano and Winds: a colourful, shamelessly ambitious homage to Mozart, featuring – naturally – a gloriously flamboyant piano part intended for Beethoven himself.

The concert will last approximately one hour, without interval, and will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3. All seating is unreserved.