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BBC Philharmonic

Music by Beethoven, Grieg and Sibelius

Part of the Leeds International Concert Season 17/18

Add to my Calendar 14-10-2017 19:30 14-10-2017 21:30 36 BBC Philharmonic **General Sale: Saturday 19 August**Booking for new subscribers: Monday 17 July Beethoven dedicated Symphony No 1 to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, his earlier patron. Written in C major, it is clearly indebted to the Classical era and to Beethoven's teacher Joseph Haydn as well as Mozart, but nonetheless Beethoven decorates it with his own personal characteristics, making it his own interpretation of the Classical Symphony.   Grieg's Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works and among the most popular piano concerti. It provides evidence of Grieg's interest in Norweigen folk music, as the theme of the third movement is influenced by Norweigen Halling Dance. The concerto has been used in popular culture, in television shows such as Morecambe and Wise's 1971 Christmas Special. Who better to perform Grieg's only piano concerto than Norwegien-born Christian Ihle Hadland.    The Finnish government commissioned Sibelius to write Symphony No 5 in honour of his fiftieth birthday. The work was premiered by Sibelius himself on his birthday: 9 December 1915. The symphony was inspired by swans in flight, especially evident in the finale. Symphony No 5 is a stunning example of Sibelius' ability to build a symphonic movement on the dynamic development of a single idea. This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3 'It is as if God Almighty had thrown down pieces of a mosaic for heaven's floor and asked me what was the original pattern.' Sibelius on composing Symphony No 5.   Pre-concert talk 6:45pmDan Holden discusses this evening's works.Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Leeds Town Hall, Leeds DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AD
England


Programme

Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.1 in C major, Op.21
Jean SibeliusSymphony no.5 in E flat major, Op.82
Edvard GriegPiano Concerto in A minor, Op.16

Performers

Pietari Inkinen – Conductor
Christian Ihle Hadland – piano

BBC Philharmonic

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Programme Note

**General Sale: Saturday 19 August**
Booking for new subscribers: Monday 17 July

Beethoven dedicated Symphony No 1 to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, his earlier patron. Written in C major, it is clearly indebted to the Classical era and to Beethoven's teacher Joseph Haydn as well as Mozart, but nonetheless Beethoven decorates it with his own personal characteristics, making it his own interpretation of the Classical Symphony.

 

Grieg's Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works and among the most popular piano concerti. It provides evidence of Grieg's interest in Norweigen folk music, as the theme of the third movement is influenced by Norweigen Halling Dance. The concerto has been used in popular culture, in television shows such as Morecambe and Wise's 1971 Christmas Special. Who better to perform Grieg's only piano concerto than Norwegien-born Christian Ihle Hadland. 

 

The Finnish government commissioned Sibelius to write Symphony No 5 in honour of his fiftieth birthday. The work was premiered by Sibelius himself on his birthday: 9 December 1915. The symphony was inspired by swans in flight, especially evident in the finale. Symphony No 5 is a stunning example of Sibelius' ability to build a symphonic movement on the dynamic development of a single idea.


This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

'It is as if God Almighty had thrown down pieces of a mosaic for heaven's floor and asked me what was the original pattern.' Sibelius on composing Symphony No 5.

 

Pre-concert talk 6:45pm
Dan Holden discusses this evening's works.
Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Christian Ihle Hadland

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