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May 26

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 & Nielsen Symphony No 6

With London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis and 4 more artists at Barbican Centre

Date

Thursday 26 May 2011 at 7:30pm

Location

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891

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Description

Haydn Symphony No 99
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2
Nielsen Symphony No 6

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Mitsuko Uchida piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven made his public debut as a pianist with this dramatic concerto in 1795 – at a concert held to raise funds for widows and orphans. Haydn composed his 99th Symphony for a visit to London in 1793; it includes a strikingly elegiac wind choir. When Nielsen began work on his final symphony (1925), he thought it might prove ‘more amiable and smooth’ than his previous works. It is certainly irradiated by sunlight and shadows.

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