AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Beethoven & Beyond: Piano Concerto No.1

Beethoven & Beyond: Piano Concerto No.1

September 2016

Wed 07 

07:00 PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Rd

MelbourneVIC

 
 

Paul Lewis, Douglas Boyd and the MSO begin their Beethoven odyssey with the Piano Concerto No.1.

Haydn Symphony No.102
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No.1
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1

Douglas Boyd conductor
Paul Lewis piano

Haydn Symphony No.102 Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No.1 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 Douglas Boyd conductor Paul Lewis piano Paul Lewis, Douglas Boyd and the MSO begin their Beethoven odyssey with the Piano Concerto No.1, composed in 1795. The year before, Haydn composed his Symphony No.102, the tenth of his 12 London Symphonies. Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No.1 completes the program. Beethoven’s five Piano Concertos, as with his nine Symphonies, represent classical music’s greatest monuments. Given their formidable technical requirements, the concertos are rarely performed as a series, but English virtuoso Paul Lewis will tackle the challenge in this series of four unforgettable concerts. Scottish maestro Douglas Boyd, who directed a Beethoven symphony cycle with the MSO in 2011, makes a welcome return. When Paul Lewis played all five Beethoven Piano Concertos at the BBC Proms in 2010 he said: ‘There is definitely some kind of journey from the first to the last Piano Concerto. Not a comprehensive journey. To my mind, it tells very specific, individual and valuable things about Beethoven. Each piece is unique.’ Beethoven’s Piano Concertos form the centrepiece of Beethoven & Beyond. But the four concerts also put Beethoven in perspective with other composers, looking to music of earlier and later ages. The Festival features three of Haydn’s last symphonies as well as works from 20th-century composers of the Second Viennese School – Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.


Concert details:

Wednesday 7 September at 7pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

To book:

Call the MSO Boxoffice on 03 9929 9600