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BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS 3 & 4
ROBERTSON AND AX

16 June 2014 – 18 June 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Symphony

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Hear Beethoven make the transition from audacity to maturity in the second program of our Beethoven Piano Concerto festival.

Description

Beethoven finds his own Romantic voice and moves beyond his Classical forbears in his third concerto. Hear the shadowy moodiness and complexities that makes this work utterly seductive. In his fourth concerto, the piano begins alone and leads the charge towards its wild and exciting finale.

Beethoven finds his own Romantic voice and moves beyond his Classical forbears in his third concerto. Hear the shadowy moodiness and complexities that makes this work utterly seductive. In his fourth concerto, the piano begins alone and leads the charge towards its wild and exciting finale.

In June, David Robertson and Emanuel Ax present the complete Beethoven piano concertos - your chance to hear all five concertos in two weeks.

The piano was Beethoven's instrument and it's central to his groundbreaking achievements as a composer. The third and fourth piano concertos date from his 30s - this is the era of the Fifth Symphony and Beethoven is emerging as a powerful and original voice. There's the intense and fiery drama of the third concerto, while in the fourth concerto, the piano establishes a mood of poetic beauty as the deaf composer bids farewell to performing.

Michael Tippett begins the concert with music that pays tribute to a violin virtuoso of the past: baroque brilliance meets English pastoralism.

This performance is part of the entire Beethoven cycle of Piano Concertos 1-5 the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be performing in 2014.

TIPPETT Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4

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Artist Information

Conductor David Robertson
Piano Emanuel Ax


Pricing Information

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Standard $39 - $149
Concession* $76 - $116
Groups 8+ $67 - $103
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Performance Dates

Monday 16 June 7pm
Wednesday 18 June 8pm

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