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Nicola Benedetti plays Beethoven

Pekka Kuusisto conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in an all-Beethoven programme, including Nicola Benedetti in the composer's Violin Concerto, and his Second Symphony.

Best known as an excitingly unconventional violinist, Pekka Kuusisto takes up the baton for this all-Beethoven concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra. They're joined by one of Britain's best-loved violinists, the multi award-winning Nicola Benedetti in the Violin Concerto. As you might expect with Beethoven, he wrote a concerto on a hitherto unprecedented symphonic scale which has long been de rigueur in every violinist's repertoire and an audience favourite.

The concert ends with Symphony No. 2. Although it comes from one of the most miserable times of a life which had more than its fair share of misery, it's among Beethoven's most exuberantly playful and joyous works.

Recorded in November at the Royal Festival Hall and introduced by Martin Handley.

Philharmonia Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti (violin)
Pekka Kuusisto (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Tue 9 Feb 2021 19:30

Music Played

  • Vittorio Monti

    Czardas arr Parhamovsky

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Ksenija Sidorova. Performer: Thomas Carroll.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D major Op 61

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Pekka Kuusisto.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Octet-Partita in E flat major

    Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists.
    • ASV.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D major Op 36

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Pekka Kuusisto.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels. Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DG.

Broadcast

  • Tue 9 Feb 2021 19:30

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