Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



Joseph HaydnSymphony no.88 in G major, Hob.I:88
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Concerto no.5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op.73
~ Interval ~
Carl NielsenSymphony no.4, Op.29


Paavo Jarvi – Conductor
Martin Helmchen – piano

Philharmonia Orchestra

Programme Note

Paavo Järvi's Nielsen series continues with The Inextinguishable, a bracing celebration of the 'elemental will to live'. The work climaxes in a thrilling duel between two sets of timpani.

Such was Beethoven's iron-clad will that he completed his mighty Emperor Concerto as the walls of Vienna were crumbling around him and his hearing was fast-fading.

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