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Oxford Beethoven Festival: Symphony & Concerto Cycle VI
26th November 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:05
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, ‘Emperor’
Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor
Few works communicate just how significant and pivotal a cultural figure Beethoven was like the ‘Emperor’ piano concerto, every bit deserving of its title. This unprecedented ‘grand concerto’ would explode the scale of the genre and prove a model for composers from Brahms to Liszt and beyond. Inspired by new, louder and more sensitive pianos and alarmed by Napoleon’s bombardment of Vienna, Beethoven created a monumental musical testament to the freedom of man. Marios Papadopoulos plays and directs the concerto after Beethoven’s charming Symphony No. 4.
Pre-concert Recital 18:30
Young Artists’ Platform
A chance to hear talented young musicians
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.05
Supported by Geoffrey & Caroline de Jager
Tickets: £35 £2 £15