Concerts in Berlin
Beethoven (1795-1800) - GLORIUS MOMENTS I
16 Dec 2019, 8pm, Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Music Hall
L. v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 8 in c minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"
L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op. 15
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Le Concert Olympique / Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano/ Jan Caeyers, conductor
As part of the Beethoven year 2020, conductor and Beethoven biographer Jan Caeyers and his orchestra, Le Concert Olympique, will be performing four Beethoven programs, each presenting three works from a certain period of the composer’s creative output.
The extraordinary format of these concerts - first a piano sonata, then a piano concerto and finally a symphony, not only breaks with traditions. It is motivated by the fact that musical innovations were always first reflected in Beethoven's piano music before they became established in his orchestral works. In other words, without understanding Beethoven’s piano music, one cannot understand the development of his orchestral music. This said, the project offers audiences a chance to hear Beethoven's best-known piano sonatas - Pathétique, Moonlight, Appassionata and Les Adieux - from a historical and musical perspective.
In December 2019, the first two parts of this project will take place with pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, currently regarded as one of the most important protagonists of the international piano scene. Bezuidenhout has been working successfully with Le Concert Olympique since 2017. For this production he will play an Erard grand piano from 1837.
THE BEETHOVEN EXPERIENCE - Century of the end of the World War I
23.11.2018, 20:00, Berlin Philharmonie Philharmonie Berlin
L. v. BEETHOVEN, Missa Solemnis in D Major, op. 123
Malin Hartelius, soprano / Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano / Steve Davislim, tenor / Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bariton
Le Concert Olympique, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Jan Caeyers ... more