The opening concert of a three year project between Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia, performing Beethoven’s Symphony Cycle alongside music by contemporary composer Gerald Barry.
‘Thomas Adès makes you hear things with which you thought you were familiar as if they were completely new’ wrote the Guardian’s Tom Service. In this opening concert of Adès's Beethoven Symphony cycle project with Britten Sinfonia, he sheds new light on these monuments of orchestral repertoire. Here Beethoven’s witty first symphony is paired with the virtuosic second, complemented by Gerald Barry’s powerful setting of Beethoven’s love letter to his ‘immortal beloved’.
Programme & Performers
Gerald BarryBeethoven Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36
Britten Sinfonia Thomas Adès conductor Mark Stone baritone