Sunday 16 Nov 2014, 7.30pmWest Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay conductor
Viktoria Mullova violin
Beethoven Overture, Coriolan
Haydn Symphony No. 82, The Bear
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Beethoven's contemporaries considered his violin concerto to be unplayable. The world-renowned violinist, Viktoria Mullova, is easily equal to its demands but brings out its serenity as well as the drama and virtuosity. Tonight the violin concerto sits alongside Beethoven's concise yet suitably statuesque tone poem Coriolan, as well as Haydn's 82nd Symphony, nicknamed 'The Bear' because of its similarity to music that was traditionally used to accompany dancing bears in circuses and fairs.