Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Bernard Haitink

Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

5 June 2014 / 19:30

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Schumann Overture, Manfred
Berg Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 6, Pastoral

Bernard Haitink conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Isabelle Faust

Between the insistence and upheaval of his Fifth and Seventh Symphonies came Beethoven’s Sixth. Gone were tub-thumping argument and strident protest, in their place was a strange and wonderful radiance. The Sixth feels like a sudden step into daylight – into the softened world of the countryside, its quiet exaltation and its strengthening sense of communion. In 2011 Isabelle Faust won a Gramophone Award for her recording of Alban Berg’s haunting Violin Concerto, a eulogy for the passing of a child. She plays the same piece here, after Bernard Haitink explores Schumann’s orchestral tribute to Byron’s enigmatic Romantic spirit Manfred.

Part of Bernard Haitink's 85th birthday celebrations.

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Also in this series:
Sat 7 Jun - Haitink at 85 / Thibaudet

This event is part of:
All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Barbican Presents 2013–2014

Produced by the Barbican


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