Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Birmingham International Concert Season 2011/12

Tue 11 Oct 7:30pm  at Symphony Hall

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Lars Vogt piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor 38’
Schubert Symphony No 9, The Great C major 48’

Sir Simon Rattle described Lars Vogt as “one of the most extraordinary musicians of any age group that I have had the fortune to be associated with.” So he’s the perfect pianist for the splendour of Beethoven’s epic Emperor Concerto. The electric partnership between the LPO and the dynamic Yannick Nézet-Séguin promises an outstanding performance of the first of the two great ninth symphonies featured this season.

Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert: “Now in its 79th year, the LPO is still one of the most exciting and innovative orchestras around; a performance with their Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is definitely a date for the diary.”

Review by Christopher Morley, Birmingham Post:

“It would be so easy for a great orchestra like the London Philharmonic just to churn out routine accounts of Viennese classics they will have rolled out on the production-line countless times. Not so on Tuesday, when, perhaps stimulated by a packed house and the matchless ambience of Symphony Hall, and certainly responsive to conductor and soloist, the LPO delivered performances which came up sparkling and new.”     …..

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