BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO
Friday 28 February 2020
Kindly supported by Colin and Sue Buchan
HAYDN Symphony No 52 in C minor (25’)
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto (33’)
MOZART Symphony No 38 ‘Prague’, K504 (30’)
KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT - Piano / Harpsichord / Conductor
BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE - Violin
PHILIP HIGHAM - Cello
Beethoven wrote more music for piano, violin and cello than for any other instruments - they truly were at the heart of his musical universe, which gives his Triple Concerto a special place among his works.
Bezuidenhout is joined for it by two SCO Principals who are also distinguished soloists in their own right. The two symphonies he has chosen could not be more contrasted. The Haydn is stormy: it has been called “the grandfather of Beethoven’s Fifth“. Mozart’s ‘Prague’ also opens with thunder, but that soon yields to sunshine, high spirits and gorgeous song.