9 March 2014, Royal Festival Hall, London
This afternoon’s concert offers a stunning reminder as to how quickly the musical world changed between Beethoven’s galvanising psychological dramas (as encapsulated in his Egmont Overture and Emperor Piano Concerto) and Mendelssohn’s fleet-footed Romanticism, which looks simultaneously back to Mozart and forward to Wagner, subtly shaded by the rhythms of Scottish folk music. read more
Sunday 9 Mar 2014, 3.00pm
Lugansky performs Emperor Piano Concerto Royal Festival Hall, London
Nikolai Lugansky on Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto
In this Listening Guide, pianist Nikolai Lugansky guides us through Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto.
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