Beethoven Egmont Overture
Beethoven Triple Concerto in C major*
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Pinchas Zukerman conductor/violin
Hans Graf conductor*
Amanda Forsyth cello
Angela Cheng piano
John Suchet presenter
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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“Following the Government’s announcement encouraging social distancing, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will cease its concert programme until the end of June 2020. Given the health risks presented by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is acutely aware of the need to protect the health of concert-goers, venue staff and the ensemble itself.
With millions of people self-isolating and working from home, the RPO will soon be introducing a comprehensive ‘RPO At Home’ digital programme that is intended to enrich people’s home routines, to help lift spirits during these unprecedented times.
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In the finale of Pinchas Zukerman’s celebration of Beethoven’s legacy, the Zukerman Trio and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform a programme of spectacular symphonic power.
In the first half is Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, a truly unique adaptation of the genre. The first composer to complete such a concerto for violin, piano and cello, Beethoven sets the stage to allow the soloists to converse in dramatic, animated passages that are embellished by a powerful symphonic accompaniment from the orchestra.
It’s hard to overstate the impact that Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 has had on the composer’s legacy; the immense energy the Symphony carries is something truly memorable. Wagner’s description of the irresistible rhythms in the Vivace and Presto sections as the ‘apotheosis of the dance’ seems to be no exaggeration when the orchestra launches into a breath-taking pace.
The second movement, Allegretto, remains one of the most famous movements of any of Beethoven’s symphonies; opening with a dotted rhythm in the strings that unfolds into a crescendo of immense power as the movement progresses to its awe-inspiring climax.
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