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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Henri DutilleuxTimbres, espace, mouvement
HK GruberBusking
~ Interval ~
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no 5 in C minor


Sakari Oramo – Conductor
Hakan Hardenberger – trumpet
Mats Bergström – banjo
Claudia Buder – accordion

BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Two centuries on, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony has lost none of its shattering power. A tirade against destiny, it remains one of the most compelling yet perfect musical arguments ever created. Sakari Oramo conducts it here, after the pulsating drive of HK Gruber’s Busking, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, the soloist for whom it was created.

But, to start, music of pictorial delicacy: Henri Dutilleux’s sonic reproduction of the cosmic, whirling effect of Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night.

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