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Philharmonia - Beethoven & Schubert

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Philharmonia - Beethoven & Schubert

Hear Schubert's youthful Fifth Symphony alongside Beethoven's Violin Concerto with soloist Thomas Zehetmair, whose recording of the masterpiece Gramophone described as "a great performance, one that simply has to be heard."

Schubert was just 19 years old and, according to his diary, 'infatuated with Mozart', when he composed his Fifth Symphony. Mozart's influence can be heard in his remarkably accomplished orchestral writing. But the symphony's profusion of melodies and the hint of melancholy underlying its grace and youthful energy are all Schubert's own. In the first half, baroque and Classical music expert Philippe Herreweghe conducts Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with Thomas Zehetmair the soloist.

With its breathtakingly beautiful central slow movement, this work is one of the mainstays of the violin repertoire. The overture to Beethoven's only ballet opens tonight's concert. The story of The Creatures of Prometheus was apt source material indeed for Beethoven - the programme for the first performance describes Prometheus as 'a lofty spirit who, finding the human beings of his time in a state of ignorance, refined them through art and knowledge.'

Beethoven and Schubert
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Thomas Zehetmair violin

BEETHOVEN Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus; Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

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De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RU

Tel: +44 (0) 1162333111

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Event Date: (20 Nov 2019)
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