Mozart Symphony No. 33
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Mozart Symphony No. 38, ‘Prague’
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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Elizabeth Sombart will now perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on Sunday 24 October 2021, at 3.30pm. The concert also features Beethoven’s fifth piano concert – the ‘Emperor’.
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)
£35, £28, £20, £15
Students: all tickets half price (not available online)
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Future events in this series
Beethoven 250th Anniversary Piano Concerto Series
A series presenting Beethoven’s Piano Concertos alongside music by his near-contemporary Mozart, presented by John Suchet.Read more about this series