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Dresden Philharmonic & Freddy Kempf 2

Beethoven Series

Repertoire

Beethoven
Egmont Overture
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

Performers

Michael Sanderling
conductor
Freddy Kempf
piano

The Dresden Philharmonic and its conductor Michael Sanderling join us for a series of three concerts exploring the music of Beethoven with pianist Freddy Kempf.

Their second concert opens with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, an exhilarating narrative of heroism, harmoniously succeeded by the intimate and angelic Piano Concerto No. 4.

After the interval, Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) evokes images of strolling in the countryside through its buoyant melody and birdcalls depicted by woodwind instruments. The work is one of the first real examples of what became known as ‘programme music’: music that tells a specific story.

The Dresden Philharmonic performs further Beethoven concerts on Thursday 18 June and Monday 22 June.

Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

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Part of Beethoven Series

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The award-winning cellist performs Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1, framed by Beethoven's First and Tchaikovsky's Sixth symphonies, under the baton of Alexander Dmitriev.

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Jaap van Zweden conducts Beethoven's much-loved Violin Concerto, with award-winning soloist Ning Feng, and Prokofiev's heroic Fifth Symphony. Fung Lam's Quintessence opens the concert.

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An all-Beethoven concert with the turbulent Symphony No. 2 and vivacious Symphony No. 4 framing Piano Concerto No. 1, with the brilliant Freddy Kempf as soloist.

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An all-Beethoven programme featuring the heroic Fifth Piano Concerto, the 'Emperor', and joyous Seventh Symphony. The dramatic Prometheus Overture opens the programme.

‘A brisk, magnificently emphatic rendering of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony… titanic gestures unfold like an epic drama, with enough freshness and power to draw you in and keep you in its grip.’

(Allan Kozinn, New York Times)

‘Both in lyrical second subjects and in the slow movements, Kempf shaped lines with delicacy and insight, yet it was the balance with an impetuous Beethovenian fire that lifted the performance of the third concerto on to a higher level.’

(Rian Evans, The Guardian)

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