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BEETHOVEN'S EMPEROR PIANO CONCERTO
ROBERTSON AND AX

20 June 2014 – 21 June 2014

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

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Experience the towering presence of Beethoven in his 'Emperor' concerto and Strauss in heroic mode - the finale to our Beethoven Piano Concerto festival.

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One of the best-loved piano concertos of all time, the 'Emperor' is truly music for heroes - the genius composer, the majestic spirit that infuses it, and the virtuoso at the keyboard. Also on the program Richard Strauss's A Hero's Life - noble, commanding music with a deeply personal voice.

One of the best-loved piano concertos of all time, the 'Emperor' is truly music for heroes - the genius composer, the majestic spirit that infuses it, and the virtuoso at the keyboard. Also on the program Richard Strauss's A Hero's Life - noble, commanding music with a deeply personal voice.

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

Beethoven's 'Emperor' has all the magnificent grandeur you'd expect in a truly great piano concerto. The composer's journey has encompassed Classical inspiration, virtuoso fireworks, defiant heroism, poetry and humour, and now in the fifth concerto it arrives at a newfound nobility and radiance of vision. Optimistic sounds for troubled times.

Musical heroics of a different kind shape Richard Strauss's autobiographical tone poem. Where Beethoven speaks for humanity, Strauss is very happy to name himself as hero! And music lovers forgive him because the music is so vivid and full of enthusiasm.

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

DEAN  New Work - Australian Premiere
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
R STRAUSS  Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)

 

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Artist Information

Conductor David Robertson
Piano Emanuel Ax


Pricing Information

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

Friday 20 June 8pm
Saturday 21 June 8pm

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