Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Trifonov / Nelsons
Slowly but surely,the climax of Beethoven Year is approaching: 16 December 2020, the day when the great composer was born 250 years ago. High time, then, to take a look at Beethoven as a person. We all know the stories of the earnest, grouchy composer whose encroaching deafness made his life increasingly unbearable. But the fine and gentle music of the Sixth Symphony doesn't seem to fit this picture at all.
And that is because there was also another side to Beethoven. He loved to be outside in nature, to look at plants and listen to the birds. His Fifth Piano Concerto, composed just a little while later and played tonight by the marvellous Daniil Trifonov, gives no evidence of Beethoven's love of nature, but it is nonetheless a mature masterpiece and an absolute pinnacle of the genre.
Daniil Trifonov piano
conductor Andris Nelsons
Ludwig van Beethoven
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 73
Sinfonie Nr. 8 F-Dur op. 93
Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik