François-Xavier Roth conducts Unsuk Chin & Beethoven

François-Xavier Roth conducts Unsuk Chin & Beethoven

London Symphony Orchestra

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Join the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor François-Xavier Roth for a perfectly balanced concert featuring Beethoven's most surprising symphony and Unsuk Chin's brilliantly disorienting Piano Concerto.

Beethoven wrote two light-hearted symphonies in challenging times. Beethoven composed his Second Symphony while struggling with his increasing deafness, and his Eighth coincides with a despairing letter to his ''immortal beloved'', a mystery woman with whom he had a tragic affair. Together these symphonies create the perfect backdrop for Chin's complex contemporary Piano Concerto.

According to Roth, Beethoven's symphonies are the perfect partner for contemporary music ''because his symphonies are an amazing example of radical, modern music, that changed the basis of composing and of the role of music in our life. We can hear Beethoven’s music with different ears, in dialogue with contemporary music from our time.'' Thanks to the impressive talent of soloist Bertrand Chamayou, this musical dialogue takes shape as he dives deep into Chin’s oeuvre as part of an Artist Portrait series, which includes chamber music at LSO St Luke’s.

Beethoven- Symphony No. 2
Unsuk Chin - Piano Concerto*
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

*Bertrand Chamayou - Piano

Cast & Crew

(Director), (Conductor), Bertrand Chamayou (Piano), (Composer), (Composer)

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