Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony


Thursday 22nd September 2016 - Wednesday 28th September 2016

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13 (including booking fee)

Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture: Hamlet
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1
Beethoven - Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’

Sir Mark Elder

Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano

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For our first Opus One concerts of the season, Sir Mark and the orchestra are joined by one of the finest young pianists in the world, Benjamin Grosvenor, who performs Liszt’s dazzling First Concerto. As well as being a virtuoso showpiece, the work will also highlight the poetic qualities Benjamin’s playing has in abundance. ‘No one can love the countryside as much as I do’, wrote Beethoven, and this love was eloquently expressed in his timeless ‘Pastoral’ symphony. With its depictions of the ‘happy song of the birds’, the ‘sweet murmur of a brook’, the ‘dreaded storm’ and much more, it never fails to delight and inspire. The concert begins with Tchaikovsky’s tone poem inspired by Shakespeare’s brooding Prince of Denmark, Hamlet.

(Image credit: Decca-Sophie Wright)

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