BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture, op. 84
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, op. 56
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.7 in A major, op. 92
Featuring: Anthony Marwood violin, Miklós Perényi cello, János Balázs piano, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: András Keller
At this Beethoven Days concert dedicated to the memory of Annie Fischer, András Keller brings three exemplary Beethoven works and three great instrumental soloists to our attention. The heroic Egmont Overture, forever in Hungarian minds arousing memories of 1956, was finalized in 1810: it was written for the historical drama by Goethe and the music quickly became more popular than the play. The solo parts for the three-movement Triple Concerto in C major (the debut of which was in 1808) are played by two of the finest musicians in Hungarian music today, Miklós Perényi and János Balázs, joined by the superb British violinist Anthony Marwood, much sought-after globally as both concert soloist and chamber musician. Symphony No. 7 in A major written between 1811-1812 was first performed in public at the grand hall of Vienna University on 8 December 1813, under the baton of the composer who by that time, as deafness encroached, largely relied on sight alone. The second movement, the Allegretto, a piece of music often employed in films, immediately had to be encored at this first concert.