classical music

The Undiscovered Beethoven

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

The London Philharmonic Orchestra paints a portrait of Beethoven as a young radical.

The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes, but to the young Beethoven, Emperor Joseph II was more than just a monarch.

He was liberty’s champion; the herald of a new dawn.

Unperformed in the composer’s lifetime, Beethoven’s Cantata is a startlingly powerful meditation on mortality and enlightenment, and a mirror to his heaven-storming Grosse Fuge – in Stravinsky’s words, ‘an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever’.

This is Beethoven the radical, the visionary, the eternally young, and Vladimir Jurowski opens the evening with the jubilant King Stephen Overture.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Lise Davidsen soprano
Angharad Lyddon mezzo-soprano
Thomas Atkins tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Choir

Repertoire

Beethoven: Overture, King Stephen; Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op.133; Ah! perfido, Op.65
Interval
Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II for solo soprano, bass, chorus & ensemble

Dates & times

4 Apr 2020
Approximate run time: 105 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season.