BBC Symphony Orchestra / Gabel

Beethoven's Symphony No 8

22 February 2014 / 19:30

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Chausson Soir de fête
Bruno Mantovani Concerto for Two Pianos (UK premiere)
Debussy Nocturnes
Beethoven Symphony No 8

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Fabien Gabel conductor
François-Frédéric Guy piano
Varduhi Yeritsyan piano
BBC Singers

For the third in our series of two-piano concertos, François-Frédéric Guy and Armenian pianist Varduhi Yeristyan unite to give the UK premiere of the double concerto dedicated to them by Bruno Mantovani. In this rhapsodic work Mantovani has said that the ‘orchestral’ instrument of the two pianos alongside the orchestra itself ‘offered me infinite sound perspective options’. When he refers to the ‘collision of energies’ that fuel this piece, one cannot help but recall Beethoven’s vivacious eighth symphony, and the explosive surge with which it erupts. Two master-orchestrators paint with the most sophisticated palette in Chausson’s Soir de fête and Debussy’s Nocturnes, conducted by Fabien Gabel.

The concert will finish at approximately 9.45pm

This concert is part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s French series supported by Diaphonique, the Franco-British contemporary music fund.

BBC SO Plus: Pre-concert talk 6pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight's concert.

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