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Budapest: Beethoven & Sibelius

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest
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Esa-Pekka Salonen


Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor


Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Listen

— Interval —

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 Listen

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a performance of two symphonic masterpieces as the Philharmonia returns to Budapest.

First, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony – and its iconic opening, beginning with arguably the best-known moment in classical music. But those four fateful notes underpin an extraordinary piece that offers drama, tragedy and an irresistible sense of adventure throughout.

To finish, a journey to the Finnish landscapes of Salonen’s compatriot Jean Sibelius. His Second Symphony offers warmth and emotion in equal measure, taking the listener on an heart-stopping adventure that culminates in one of the most spectacular finales ever written.

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Ticket prices

6,000 HUF – 22,900 HUF

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes, including 20-minute interval

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