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Martha Argerich
Martha Argerich © Adriano Heitman

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Sun, 20 Jan 2019   19:00

Symphoniker Hamburg / Argerich / Marin

Beethoven / Prokofiev

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Martha Argerich, the legendary grande dame of the piano, returns for another guest performance with the Symphoniker Hamburg. This time she performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, although that was actually his second. In the work, the composer consciously broke away from his predecessor Mozart to establish his own style. The concerto impresses thanks to the force of contrasts, its inventiveness and the highly virtuosic character of the solo part, for which Martha Argerich is perfect. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is characterised by vivid imagery that ranges from pathos to the grotesque. Written towards the end of the Second World War, he dedicated it in a utopian manner to the »triumph of the human spirit«.

Performers

Symphoniker Hamburg

Martha Argerich piano

conductor Ion Marin

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 C-Dur op. 15

- Pause -

Sergej Prokofjew
Sinfonie Nr. 5 B-Dur op. 100

Pre-Concert Talk
18:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Studio E

Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg

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Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Großer Saal

Since 1908, the Laeiszhalle has been a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life. The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.

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    Laeiszhalle Hamburg
    Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    20355 Hamburg

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