Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony paved the way for Romanticism with its grandiose gestures, emerging themes and previously unparalleled scale. This is the work that rethought the classical symphonic structure, with unexpected recapitulations, and an unprecedented depth of emotion in the second movement, and it is clear to see why many consider this the greatest symphony ever composed.
Before this is the Violin Concerto by Unsuk Chin, new Artistic Director of the Music of Today series: the work won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2004 and was described the judging committee as “a synthesis of glittering orchestration, rarefied sonorities, volatility of expression, musical puzzles and unexpected turns”.
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall:
Jun 27 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Yuri Termirkanov conducts Mussorgsky’s great Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Sayaka Shoji
Jun 30 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Temirkanov conducts Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 where he is joined by pianist Maria João Pires