AMPAG, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra:Beethoven Triumphant

Beethoven Triumphant

February 2016

Wed 10 

08:00 PM

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Opera House



Experience Beethoven’s mighty ‘Emperor’ concerto alongside the serenity of his Fourth Symphony. Ashkenazy conducts in this Beethoven celebration.

With the ‘Emperor’, Beethoven brought new drama to the piano concerto form. Grand and flourishing, and ultimately triumphant, this is music to rouse the spirit. It’s sobering to think, though, that by this point Beethoven was too deaf to play it himself. The Fourth Symphony is graceful, even lighthearted, and makes a beautiful contrast.