Thursday 29 November 19:30Gullserien | Sølvserie II
Thursday 29 November
In March 1795, the little-known Ludwig van Beethoven seized his chance to impress the Vienna Composers Society with a new piano concerto that he would play himself.
The concerto he created is a work of graceful composure, with flashes of the brilliance that singled Beethoven out. One of the Second Piano Concerto’s most admired champions Ronald Brautigam joins the Orchestra for this performance.
After the interval, Thomas Dausgaard continues his Bergen Bruckner cycle with a performance of a symphony modelled on Beethoven’s iconic Ninth but inspired by the melodiousness of Richard Wagner. Bruckner’s Third is his biggest orchestral creation, a bold and sonorous symphony born during the composer’s most fertile creative period.
Generously supported by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation.
«Thomas Dausgaard has a wonderful sense of programming, combining the familiar and unfamiliar in thoughtful ways with a mind to always give us a sense of adventure», Concerto Net