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From the Barbican. Thomas Gould directs the Britten Sinfonia from the violin in Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, and Angela Hewitt leads from the piano in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The pianist Angela Hewitt collaborates with the Britten Sinfonia, directing from the keyboard. In this concert she performs two of Beethoven's famed piano concertos: his youthful second, and intimate and serene fourth, a pillar of the piano concerto repertoire.

Alongside the two concertos, violinist Thomas Gould directs the orchestra in Wagner's birthday present to his wife Cosima, and Sibelius' ethereal Scene with Cranes, composed as incidental music to a play.

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: Piano concerto no.2

Angela Hewitt (piano/director)
Thomas Gould (violin/director)
Britten Sinfonia.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 16 Jan 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • Britten Sinfonia Part 1

    • Richard Wagner

      Siegfried-Idyll for small orchestra

      Conductor: Thomas Gould Performer: Britten Sinfonia

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19 for piano and orchestra

      Performer: Angela Hewitt Performer: Britten Sinfonia

  • Britten Sinfonia Part 2

    • Jean Sibelius

      Kuolema - incidental music Op.44 [1903-6]

      Conductor: Thomas Gould Performer: Britten Sinfonia

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra

      Performer: Angela Hewitt Performer: Britten Sinfonia

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