London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 and Nielsen Symphony No 6

26 May 2011 / 19:30

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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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This event is part of:
10 / 11 Season Classical concerts
LSO 2010-2011 Multi-buy
LSO 2010-2011


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