7:30pm, Thursday 19 January 2017
“Tender, and sensitive, and intimate… I'm just so unbelievably moved by his music”, is how Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti describes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, the centrepiece of this brilliant all-Beethoven programme.
Thomas Edison once said, “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. This certainly applies to tonight’s Overture. Leonore No 1 was one of Beethoven’s four attempts at writing an overture to Fidelio. The Fourth is the most Classical of Beethoven's mature symphonies - in form if not in content. But, within the ‘Classical’ frame lurks something wonderfully subversive and original.
Leonore Overture No 1 (10’)
Violin Concerto (34’)
Symphony No 4 (42’)
Nicola Benedetti Violin
Joseph Swensen Conductor