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19 Aug 2013, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2013 Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven

Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven
Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven
19:00 Mon 19 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati explore Romantic ideals of heroism and tragedy in Berlioz’s King Lear overture and Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony. George Benjamin reimagines Bach and Stephen Hough returns for Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati explore Romantic ideals of heroism and tragedy in Berlioz’s King Lear overture and Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony. George Benjamin reimagines Bach and Stephen Hough returns for Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Stephen Hough makes his second festival appearance this summer playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, sight-read by Liszt in the Érard piano showroom in Paris in 1831 to Mendelssohn’s amazement.

Under its Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs another work of the same year, Berlioz’s King Lear overture, and Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, described by Berlioz as ‘a funeral oration for a great hero’. George Benjamin pays tribute to Bach in orchestrating excerpts from The Art of Fugue.

Watch and listen to more piano concertos at the Proms.