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
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.