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SCO: Nicola Benedetti plays Beethoven

7:30pm, Thursday 19 January 2017

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Nicola Benedetti

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“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.

Running order

BEETHOVEN

Leonore Overture No 1 (10’)

Violin Concerto (34’)

Symphony No 4 (42’)

Nicola Benedetti Violin

Joseph Swensen Conductor

Prices

Full Price: £32.50 | £28 | £21.50 | £16.50 | £11

Under 16's £5

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