BSO: Beethoven’s Fifth

Thu 01 Jan 1970

Category

Price

£12.50 - £36.50

Time

7.30pm

BSO: Beethoven’s Fifth

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven’s Fifth

Works Performed

Wagner : Siegfried Idyll
Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto
Beethoven : Symphony No.5

Performers

Conductor : Rui Pinheiro
Soloist: Jennifer Pike

Untypical of the usual grandiose scoring of Wagner, the Siegfried Idyll is an intimate work, written as a birthday present for his wife, Cosima. Themes take on a more general character as expressions of victorious love and affection, with an almost meditative and lullaby-like tone and quality.

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto speaks to us from the heart. It holds an outstanding place among all violin concertos. One of the more demanding works for the violin virtuoso, it is more remarkable still for its unwavering melodic inspiration and passionate expression of human feeling.

The Fifth, more than any other of his symphonies, unfolds Beethoven’s romantic spirit in a climax rising straight to the end and carries the listener away irresistibly like some ingenious rhapsody.

VENUE: THE GREAT HALL

WEBSITE: BSOLIVE.COM

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