Dohnányi: Beethoven Symphony No. 5

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 Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Soaring, song-like and seemingly effortless, Mendelssohn built his Violin Concerto from an inescapable melody; one he wrote that ‘sticks in my head’ and ‘will not leave me in peace’.

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.