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Ashkenazy conducts Beethoven

Pastoral Symphony

Composer spotlight
Sounds of nature
Dates Thu 9 May, Fri 10 May, Sat 11 May, Mon 13 May Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration To be advised.

The star of this all-Beethoven program is one of Vladimir Ashkenazy's absolute favourite symphonies, the Pastoral.

In his Pastoral Symphony, Beethoven - a poet in sound - has gone out into the countryside and brought back the songbirds, the dancing peasants, the bubbling brook and the terrifying thunderstorm. And with it comes the intensity of feeling that comes from being in Nature.

The concert begins with the Sydney Symphony strings, capturing the transparency and inner energy of the 'Grand Fugue', originally written for four musicians. And in the Triple Concerto we get the double pleasure of three soloists in partnership (chamber music style) and the athletic virtuosity of a concerto.

Beethoven, more Beethoven and nothing but Beethoven…

Ashkenazy conducts Beethoven

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.

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PROGRAM
  • BEETHOVEN
    Grosse Fuge
    Triple Concerto
    Symphony No.6, Pastoral
Artists
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  • Kirsty Hilton violin
  • Catherine Hewgill cello
  • Clemens Leske piano
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