Showcasing the gigantic Symphony No. 7, Beethoven portrays the tumultuous times of the symphony's composition during the Napoleonic wars. Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, principal conductor and artistic advisor, the programme also includes Ravel's La valse and Debussey's La mer, one of the composer's most admired and performed works.
May 19 2013, 19:30 - Auditorio Nacional Madrid
Salonen take his Lutosławski centenary to Madrid
May 24 2013, 20:00 - Konzerthaus Dortmund
Salonen conducts Korngold, Hermann and Williams in Dortmund as part of the Philharmonia's European Tour.