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Proms 2015 Prom 12: Beethoven Piano Concertos

Prom 12: Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Prom 12: Beethoven Piano Concertos
19:30 Sun 26 Jul 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Leif Ove Andsnes brings his cycle of Beethoven piano concertos to a close with the dramatic Fifth – the ‘Emperor’. But first he treats the Proms audience to a performance of the Second.
Leif Ove Andsnes brings his cycle of Beethoven piano concertos to a close with the dramatic Fifth – the ‘Emperor’. But first he treats the Proms audience to a performance of the Second.

Programme

      • Octet(16 mins)
      • Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major(29 mins)
        • interval
        • Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'(38 mins)
        • Piano Sonata No 18 in E flat major(4 mins)Menuetto Encore
        • 12 German Dances(3 mins)Nos. 10 & 11 Encore

    Performers

    About this event

    Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra complete their cycle of Beethoven Piano Concertos with Nos. 2 and 5 – the composer’s first and final experiments in the genre.

    In No. 2 a spacious and lovely central Adagio is framed with Mozartean grace in the outer movements, while the Fifth is the composer’s last word on the subject – a musical emancipation of the soloist that anticipates the Romantic concertos of Beethoven’s successors. Looking to the musical past for inspiration once again, Stravinsky’s Octet pastiches the forms and textures of the 18th century, colouring them with a mood and mischief all his own.

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