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OAE - Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert (part 2)

From the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Margaret Faultless leads the OAE. Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, D940. Beethoven: Symphony No 8. Robert Levin, Ya-Fei Chuang (fortepiano).

Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Margaret Faultless, performs masterworks by Beethoven and a concerto by Mendelssohn, set alongside one of the glories of the piano duet repertoire - Schubert's mighty F minor Fantasia.

Beethoven: Overture Coriolan, Op 62
Mendelssohn: Concerto in A flat for Two Pianos

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Schubert: Fantasia in F minor for piano duet D940
Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang fortepiano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Margaret Faultless leader/director

Husband-and-wife piano duo Robert Levin and Ya-Fei Chuang join forces with the OAE to perform a youthful concerto by Mendelssohn - composed when he was just 14 years old, and a mature masterpiece by Schubert - the great Fantasia written in the last year of his life. Bookending the programme, the overture Beethoven composed for a play about an ancient Roman leader, and one of his most cheerful and lively symphonies.

Following the concert, a selection from the shortlist of the British Composer Awards, winners to be announced next week.

1 hour, 35 minutes

Music Played

  • John Pickard

    Tenebrae

    Orchestra: Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • John Pickard.
    • BIS.
  • OAE part 1

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Coriolan - overture Op.62

      Conductor: Margaret Faultless. Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Concerto no. 2 in A flat major for 2 pianos and orchestra

      Conductor: Margaret Faultless. Performer: Robert Levin. Performer: Ya-Fei Chuang. Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • OAE part 2

    • Franz Schubert

      Fantasie in F minor D.940 for piano duet

      Performer: Robert Levin. Performer: Ya-Fei Chuang.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 8 in F major Op.93

      Conductor: Margaret Faultless. Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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