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Beethoven's Major Heroes

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Sir Roger Norrington conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in two of Beethoven’s most popular major-key masterpieces.

This concert sees Beethoven at his most buoyant and sunny – or does it?

Both these symphonies in major keys are, on the surface, distinctly positive compositions.

No.2 is energetic and optimistic, echoing the neatly constructed symphonies of Beethoven’s predecessors, such as Mozart and Haydn.

But it also has a dark side – the composer wrote this piece while convalescing in the countryside after realising he was becoming profoundly deaf.

The massive, majestic Symphony No.3, Eroica, broke new ground for the scale and ambition of orchestral music.

This was appropriate, as it was dedicated to Beethoven’s great hero, the all-conquering French revolutionary, Napoleon.

Until, that is, Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor and Beethoven withdrew the dedication in a fit of fury.

Sir Roger Norrington brings his usual energy and enthusiasm to some of Beethoven’s most popular music.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Roger Norrington conductor

Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No.2
Interval
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

Dates & times

28 Jan 2020
Approximate run time: 115 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£10 - £60
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.