It is with great regret that this concert has had to be cancelled. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment this will cause our audiences but hope you will understand that the decision to cancel has the primary aim of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our artists, musicians, staff, audiences and the community at large.
Excerpt from Andante favori, WoO 57
Andenken, WoO 136
An die Hoffnung, Op. 32
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Lisch aus, mein Licht!, Wo0 149
Bagatelle in E flat major, Op. 126 No. 6
Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß from
String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
Jessica Duchen narrator
Benjamin Appl baritone
Manon Fischer-Dieskau piano
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
The identity of the 'Immortal Beloved', to whom Beethoven wrote an unaddressed love letter in 1812, has been so well protected that she remains a mystery to this day - or almost. Until the late 20th century the significance of one candidate was virtually wiped from history. Could this be her? In her forthcoming novel, Immortal, author and music critic Jessica Duchen explores the tragic history of this extraordinary woman, and what appears to be her long influence on Beethoven and his music. This narrated concert brings a heartbreaking love story to life while demonstrating its heroine's enduring presence in Beethoven's works.
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.50