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    In his Third Piano Concerto Beethoven opened up a new dramatic and physical scope, pushing the instrument to new expressive lengths. The same maverick energy pulses through the ‘Choral Fantasy’, anticipating the Ninth Symphony in its unexpected resort to words in its finale.

    In Schoenberg’s tour de force Friede auf Erden (‘Peace on Earth’) the composer takes tonality to its limits.

    Stravinsky’s ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Concerto is a delightful neo-Classical romp, an elegant homage to the 18th century.

  • Programme

    Stravinsky
    Concerto in E flat major, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ 16’

    Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor 36’

    interval

    Schoenberg
    Friede auf Erden* 10’

    Beethoven
    Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus and orchestra, ‘Choral Fantasy’ 20’

    BBC Singers

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    Leif Ove Andsnes piano/director
    David Hill conductor