AMPAG, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra:Beethoven Pastoral

Beethoven Pastoral

October 2016

Thu 20 

01:30 PM

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Opera House



It’s Beethoven in town and country when we pair his Third Piano Concerto with the evocative Pastoral Symphony. Ashkenazy conducts in this Beethoven Celebration.

Beethoven was already up to his third piano concerto when his first symphony was premiered. He was first a piano virtuoso, writing music for himself to play. And the Third Concerto fits the bill perfectly: brilliant, elegant and audience-pleasing. Our soloist is Nobuyuki Tsujii, blind from birth, who caused a sensation in the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition and has acquired a devoted following in his native Japan.

The Pastoral presents Beethoven as a ‘poet in sound’ offering musical impressions of an afternoon in the countryside outside Vienna. Joyful impressions, a rippling brook, birds, peasants dancing, the fury of a storm and relief at its passing… It’s all there in this radiant music.

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