Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Sunday 12 Apr 2015, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Paavo Järvi conductor

Martin Helmchen piano

Haydn Symphony No. 88

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

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Nielsen Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable

Paavo Järvi’s unmissable Nielsen series continues with the ‘Inextinguishable’, a bracing celebration of the ‘elemental will to live’ climaxing in a thrilling duel between two sets of timpani. Such was Beethoven’s iron-clad will that he completed his mighty ‘Emperor’ Concerto as the walls of Vienna were crumbling around him and his hearing was fast-fading.

This concert is part of the Sunday Matinees series


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