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Tagged: Classical Music 2019–20

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Beethoven Weekender: day tickets

Join us on the Saturday or Sunday of our ultimate Beethoven celebration as we explore the man, the music, and his place in our time in a jam-packed festival weekend.

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Beethoven Weekender: weekend tickets

Join the ultimate celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven as we explore the man, the music, and his place in our time in a jam-packed festival weekend.

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Evgeny Kissin plays Beethoven

At the peak of his powers, Kissin finds something timeless and yet new every time he encounters Beethoven. Here he tackles three of the great Piano Sonatas: the Waldstein, Tempest and Pathétique.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's Elijah

A superb cast of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Mendelssohn’s great choral masterpiece of grandeur and soulfulness, his musical telling of the story of the prophet Elijah.

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BBC Singers Family Concert

Voices can be fast, dazzling, and furious! They can be spooky, magical and curious! They can whisper like falling snow, roar like a train, and blaze like fireworks!

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London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda: Shostakovich

The past and contemporary, romance and sarcasm, all meet in this concert, as Gianandrea Noseda conducts music by Russian composers who reached back in history to say something new.

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Lise Davidsen in recital with James Baillieu

The hype surrounding the young Norwegian soprano is nothing short of stratospheric, and the luxurious warmth of her voice will be on full display in an evening of lieder at their most darkly romantic.

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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Half Six Fix

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven’s final symphonic epic in this early-evening Half Six Fix concert, introduced on stage by the conductor.

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Igor Levit plays Messiaen and Shostakovich

Everything that Igor Levit plays is worth hearing, but this is something out of the ordinary: our Featured Artist performs a revelatory chamber version of Shostakovich’s haunted final symphony.