Tuesday 27 Jan 2015, 8.30pmTeatro Principal Antzokia, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Clemens Schuldt conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
Beethoven Overture, Coriolan
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
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 home, harmonic dissonances revelled in as never before, and fizzing virtuosity demanded of the players at every turn. Alongside, the beautiful, translucent chords of Chopin's Second Piano Concerto performed by the young superstar pianist, Daniil Trifonov, who shot to fame after winning the Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein and Chopin Competitions.