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Sat 8.9.2012, 8 p.m., Beethovenhalle
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Emanuel Ax (Piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas (Conductor)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in C minor op. 37

Gustav Mahler:
Symphony No. 1 in D major (“The Titan”)

Groundbreaker

Beethoven's third piano concerto is regarded as groundbreaking: for the first time, the piano is an equal partner in a work of almost symphonic dimensions. Beethoven himself was the soloist at the work's first performance in Vienna in 1803. The composer of the second work was also actively present at its première: Gustav Mahler conducted is first symphony when it was layed for the first time in Budapest in 1889. Mahler is seen as onsummating the grand late-Romantic symphony and breaking he ground for Modernism. The London Symphony Orchestra, "Orchestra in Residence" at the 2011 and 2012 Beethovenfest Bonn, will be exploring these paths in Bonn under Michael Tilson Thomas, its chief conductor from 1986 to 1995 together with the American pianist Emanuel Ax.

Additional Information:

"For 8 at 8" Non-bookable reserved seats for students.

7.30 pm
Concert Introduction "All Ears for Half"

This concert is part of the Residency of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Sponsored by Bechtle.
Emanuel Ax © Henry Fair

Emanuel Ax © Henry Fair

Beethoven: Piano Concert No. 3 (iTunes)

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