30 May 2015, Philharmonie, Essen
Beethoven was just putting the finishing touches to his Third Symphony when his hero, Napoleon, declared himself ‘emperor’ and so, in Beethoven’s eyes, became ‘just another tyrant’ – Napoleon’s front page dedication was duly scored out and instead, ‘Eroica’ put in its place. The symphony itself is fuelled with drama, with brutal sforzandos rammed... read more
Saturday 30 May 2015, 8.00pm
Essen: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Beethoven & Sibelius Philharmonie, Essen
This spring the Philharmonia Orchestra launches a new series of chamber music, performed by members of the Orchestra.
Nicholas Stuart studied composition under Richard Causton at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he graduated with first class honours. Scholarships from the Conservatoire and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust allowed him to subsequently pursue a Masters, for which he was awarded a distinction. In 2008 a grant from the Erasmus foundation allowed him to spend a semester studying at the Krakow Academy...
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