Elizabeth Sombart

Beethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series 2

Elizabeth Sombart and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 9 February 2021, 19:30

Past Event
Beethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series 2 Past Event


Mozart Symphony No. 32, ‘Overture in The Italian Style’
Mozart Symphony No. 35, ‘Haffner’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Mozart Symphony No. 40


Elizabeth Sombart piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pierre Vallet conductor

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus outbreak and related capacity restrictions, this concert has been cancelled.

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Beethoven’s personal life was famously wild and tortured, from his wretched childhood and early musical education at the hands of an alcoholic and abusive father to his hopeless, unrequited romantic passions. Yet from personal chaos emerged perhaps the greatest music ever composed. Written for the instrument with which he is inextricably linked, the five piano concertos chart the dramatic period of Beethoven’s career from young composer-performer to the early stages of his painful descent into profound deafness, and the cruel end of his own performing career. Each is a sublime masterpiece, distilling the spirit and towering genius of this most prodigious composer.

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos are presented in this series together with the last ten symphonies of his near-contemporary Mozart.

6.45pm: Pre-concert talk

by John Suchet, the acclaimed broadcaster and author of Beethoven: the Man Revealed (for concert ticket holders only)

Duration: (7.30pm concert) approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

£35, £28, £20, £15

Students: all tickets half price (not available online)

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