Thursday 21 February 19:30Gullserien | Sølvserie I
Thursday 21 February
Longer, louder and more arresting than anything that had gone before it, Beethoven’s Third Symphony left audiences dumbfounded when it was first performed in 1805.
Over two centuries on, it is one of the most cherished symphonies of all time and a piece that encapsulates ideals of liberty with endurance and fortitude. Ludovic Morlot conducts Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ symphony in this concert and brings with him music shaped by his native France.
Henri Dutilleux continued the tradition of Debussy and Ravel deep into the twentieth century with music that married uncompromising modernity to striking beauty. He based his violin concerto on the processes of continuous growth and renewal seen in trees, choosing the title L’arbres des songes to reflect it. Opening the concert is Edgard Varèse’s Tuning Up, an orchestral game that will almost certainly contain some tunes you’ll recognize…