Beethoven's Emperor

Thursday, 21 October 2021 - 19:30
Beethoven's Emperor


About the event

Sheldonian Theatre

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, 'Emperor'

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

Few works communicate just how significant and pivotal Beethoven was as a cultural figure as the ‘Emperor’ piano concerto, every bit deserving of its title. This unprecedented ‘grand concerto’ would explode the scale of the genre and prove a model for composers from Brahms to Liszt and beyond. Inspired by new, louder and more sensitive pianos and alarmed by Napoleon’s bombardment of Vienna, Beethoven created a monumental musical testament to the freedom of man. Marios Papadopoulos plays and directs the concerto after Beethoven’s highly spirited Symphony No. 4.

Tickets: £48 £38 £28 £15 (students from £5)

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