Bedford: Beethoven & Mozart with Martin Helmchen
Alessandro Crudele – conductor
Martin Helmchen – piano
Beethoven Overture, Fidelio
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 16, K. 451
— Interval —
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
With his ability to shape “lines as elegant and clean as a Greek temple’s” (The New York Times), Martin Helmchen has a natural affinity with Mozart’s music. Mozart composed his Piano Concerto No. 16 as a vehicle for his own gifts, resulting in a piece that drips with apparently effortless elegance.
Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony is a sublimely beautiful work that exudes a fresh-air, outdoorsy feel, with an exhilarating first movement, idyllic Adagio, spirited third movement and exuberant finale. Beethoven starts the concert, too, with a work-out for the orchestra in the form of his adventurous Fidelio Overture.
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Prices & Discounts
£15 – £40
Multi-buy offer available; under-16s and concession discounts available
1 hr 35 mins, including 20-minute interval
Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes will be available a week before the concert.
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