Sunday15.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall

Jordan, Angelich, Rett / Beethoven

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The critics celebrated the release of Beethoven’s symphonies as evidence of how Jordan “achieves the greatest possible harmony with the members of the Wiener Symphoniker and simultaneously encourages the musicians to play in a particularly committed and differentiated manner”. On the occasion of the anniversary celebrations of the Beethoven year 2020, there will now be an opportunity to hear live once again Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6 with Jordan and the Wiener Symphoniker. The first part of the concert will also present the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, which was created at the same time as Symphony No. 6 in 1805. It is a work of maturity, a culmination of the genre in Beethoven’s oeuvre and of the whole early 19th century. While Beethoven’s first three concertos more or less still follow Mozart, his Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major goes further and already represents the spirit of the symphony. There, the soloist and the orchestra are not only equal, they are fused into one entity; virtuosity, although abundant in Piano Concerto No. 4, loses its intrinsic value and is integrated into the symphonic context.

Performers

Nicholas Angelich 
piano 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4 in G major op. 58
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4 in G major op. 58
1805-1806
34min
1st movement: Allegro moderato
2nd movement: Andante con moto
3rd movement: Rondo. Vivace
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20min
Composer: ***
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastoral"
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastoral"
1807-1808
40min
1st movement: Allegro ma non troppo "Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside"
2nd movement: Andante molto mosso "Scene by the brook"
3rd movement: Allegro "Merry gathering of country folk"
4th movement: Allegro "Thunder, Storm"
5th movement: Allegretto "Shepherd's song: Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm")

More Dates

Saturday18.00
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Tuesday19.00
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall

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Location

Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20, 1037 Wien
Wiener Konzerthaus | Great Hall

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