Thursday 7 Jun 2018, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
Arabella Steinbacher violin
Haydn Symphony No. 12
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K219
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia alongside violinist Christian Tetzlaff (“Purity and security, perspective and spaciousness”, The Times, April 2015) for Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5. Emerging from its majestic opening, the Concerto's witty violin melodies grow into the famously virtuosic 'Turkish' sections of the final movement that give the work its nickname, the 'Turkish Concerto'.
From one inescapable melody to another, the iconic first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony have become the most memorable moment in all classical music. The infectious rhythm these notes create resonates throughout symphony as the music makes its triumphant journey from darkness into light.