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Thomas Adès Beethoven Symphony Cycle

 02 June 2017 at 7.30pm 

Thomas Adès Beethoven Symphony Cycle

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia

The opening concert of a three year project between Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia, performing Beethoven’s Symphony Cycle alongside music by contemporary composer Gerald Barry.

‘Thomas Adès makes you hear things with which you thought you were familiar as if they were completely new’ wrote the Guardian’s Tom Service. In this opening concert of Adès's Beethoven Symphony cycle project with Britten Sinfonia, he sheds new light on these monuments of orchestral repertoire. Here Beethoven’s witty first symphony is paired with the virtuosic second, complemented by Gerald Barry’s powerful setting of Beethoven’s love letter to his ‘immortal beloved’.

Gerald Barry : Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

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