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SSO: Dean, Strauss, Beethoven


SSO: Dean, Strauss, Beethoven

  • Date: Friday, 20 June 2014, 8pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $149-$39 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Event Details

Experience the towering presence of Beethoven in his Emperor concerto and Strauss in heroic mode - the finale to our Beethoven Piano Concerto mini-festival.

In June, David Robertson and Emanuel Ax present the complete Beethoven piano concertos - your chance to hear all five concertos in two weeks.

Beethoven's 'Emperor' has all the magnificent grandeur you'd expect in a truly great piano concerto. The composer's journey has encompassed Classical inspiration, virtuoso fireworks, defiant heroism, poetry and humour, and now in the fifth concerto it arrives at a newfound nobility and radiance of vision. Optimistic sounds for troubled times.

Musical heroics of a different kind shape Richard Strauss's autobiographical tone poem. Where Beethoven speaks for humanity, Strauss is very happy to name himself as hero! And music lovers forgive him because the music is so vivid and full of enthusiasm.

This program also includes a new work by Brett Dean.

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Strauss

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Engelsfl├╝gel : music for orchestra (2014) by Brett Dean — World premiere
— performed by David Robertson and Sydney Symphony

Featured artists

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