RNS @ Westmorland Hall
Lars Vogt conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Beethoven Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92
Tonight we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. with an all-Beethoven concert, featuring his 7th Symphony (1812) described by Wagner as the glorification or ‘apotheosis of the dance’. This ‘celebration of rhythm’ is in marked contrast to the 8th (1812) which is a tribute to Haydn, at one time Beethoven’s teacher. Between these two symphonies, Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto of 1795 dates from a time when he was known as performer rather than a composer.