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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).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 4 in B flat major Op.60

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Gerald Barry

    Concerto for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Thomas Adès

    Lieux retrouvés for cello and piano

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • Lieux Retrouves.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Thomas Adès

    Polaris: Voyage for Orchestra

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Thomas Adès

    Three Studies from Couperin

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • Ades: Tevot, Violin Concerto, Three Studies.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Thomas Adès

    In Seven Days: Creatures of the Land; Contemplation

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • SIGNUM.

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