Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto


Wednesday 5th December 2018 - Sunday 9th December 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14; Under 30s and £5.50 student discount available (including booking fees)

5 December 2018 - 2.15pm
6 December 2018 - 7.30pm
9 December 2018 - 7.30pm

Running time approximately 110 minutes

Weber - Overture: Der Freischütz
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4
Brahms - Symphony No.3

Cristian Macelaru

Lars Vogt, piano

In recent years Cristian Macelaru has become very much a favourite with Hallé audiences. In these concerts he forms a dream team with the great pianist Lars Vogt. Beethoven’s great concerto is a work of lyricism and humour with a slow movement that has been likened to Orpheus taming the furies! Hans Richter compared Brahms’s Third Symphony to Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ and it certainly has heroic qualities, its moody third movement being a particular highlight that has made its mark in film as well as the concert hall. In his short life, Weber left us a dazzling legacy of operatic and orchestral works; Der Freischütz perhaps the most popular of them all, and certainly the most eloquent, as the Overture reveals.

(Image credits: Giorgia Bertazzi; Sorin Popa)

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