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Free Thinking: Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia live at Sage Gateshead, with conductor/pianist Lars Vogt. Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 2, 3. Prokofiev: Symphony No 1. Haydn: Symphony No 11.

Live from the Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead: Royal Northern Sinfonia plays Prokofiev, Haydn and Beethoven with pianist Lars Vogt, who also conducts.

Presented by Tom Redmond

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19
Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 'Classical'

8.20: Interval

8.40
Haydn: Symphony No.11 in E flat
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Lars Vogt: conductor/piano

The extraordinary German pianist Lars Vogt acts as both conductor and soloist for tonight's concert. In a major feat for any musician: he performs two of the great landmark concertos of the piano repertoire: Beethoven's Second and Third concertos.
The two concertos illustrate Beethoven's musical and life journeys, from youthful inventiveness much influenced by Mozart and Haydn, to the more dramatic "universal" voice of his maturity. This development took place in the musical ferment of classical Vienna, which still provided inspiration for Prokofiev's symphony over one hundred years later. Since 2015 Lars Vogt has been Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19

      Performer: Lars Vogt. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 'Classical'

      Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Lars Vogt.
  • Interval

    • Curlews on Dryburn Moor (feat. Chris Watson)

      Recorded by Chris Watson

    • Humpback whalesong at Silver Bank (feat. Chris Watson)

      Recorded by Chris Watson

    • Song of the wren at varying speeds (feat. Chris Watson)

      Recorded by Chris Watson

    • Dawn chorus (feat. Chris Watson)

      Recorded by Chris Watson

  • Part 2

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony No.11 in E flat

      Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Lars Vogt.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

      Performer: Lars Vogt. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
  • Post-concert

    • Eider at Amble Bay (feat. Chris Watson)

      Recorded by Chris Watson

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