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The Britten Sinfonia in Beethoven and Barry

Martin Handley presents the Britten Sinfonia live from the Barbican in London. They perform Beethoven's Symphonies Nos 4 and 5 and the UK premiere of Gerald Barry's Piano Concerto.

Martin Handley presents the Britten Sinfonia live from the Barbican in London. Thomas Adès and the Orchestra have been working their way through the Beethoven symphonies, and now reach the half-way point with the ever popular Symphony No 5 and the subdued, poignant Symphony No 4. These two monuments of the orchestral repertoire are set alongside the inventive music of Irish composer Gerald Barry. The concert features the London premiere of Barry's Piano Concerto written specially for, and performed by Nicolas Hodges.

7.30pm
Beethoven Symphony no.4 in B flat major, Op.60
Gerald Barry Piano Concerto (UK Premiere)

c.8.25
Interval music

c.8.45pm
Beethoven Symphony no.5 in C minor, Op.67

Nicolas Hodges (piano)
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès (conductor).

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