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Brett Dean/Beethoven/Sally Beamish/Elgar

 04 November 2017 at 7.30pm 

Brett Dean/Beethoven/Sally Beamish/Elgar

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Lower Mosley Road
United Kingdom
44 (0) 161 907 9000

BBC Philharmonic

Completed at the end of 2016 and premiered by tonight’s soloist in the US in January, Sally Beamish’s potent and political new piece was written in response to Beethoven’s immaculate First Piano Concerto. You can trace connections between the works when pianist Jonathan Biss performs them both tonight. Brett Dean’s Testament also takes Beethoven as its inspiration, drawing on the composer’s desperate frustration with his growing deafness, while Elgar’s ever-cherished ‘Enigma’ Variations pays homage to his friends and family.

Brett Dean : Testament
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No 1 in C major
Sally Beamish : Piano Concerto no. 3 "City Stanzas"
Edward Elgar : Enigma Variations

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