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Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4

Schumann Symphony No.4 (original version)

Kirill Karabits Conductor

Sunwook Kim Piano

In this most lyrical, poetic and fantastical of his concertos, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, one of his most daring keyboard works – ardent yet melancholy, heroic yet ethereal, anguished yet whimsical. There is a bucolic freeness to its opening, but it only takes a few minutes for it to explode into restless action. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony is a sinuous and structurally taught work. Its four thematically connected movements are played without pause, enhancing the poetic flow of the solemn grandeur of the music before reaching its volatile and explosive ending – and its threat of insurrection, violence, terror and madness.

All BSO concerts this autumn will be available to watch from home, as digital livestream concerts direct from Lighthouse.  Book your digital ticket here via the BSO website.   All concerts start at 7.30pm.