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Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Bellini Overture, Norma
Haydn Symphony No.101 ‘Clock’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’

Nil Venditti conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov piano

When Beethoven premiered his Fifth Piano Concerto, one of Napoleon’s soldiers got a bit carried away. He leapt to his feet and shouted “It’s the Emperor!”. That’s the story, anyway, but one thing’s definitely true: when Pavel Kolesnikov plays this majestic concerto, you’re in for an adventure on a truly imperial scale.

According to one critic Kolesnikov “has the Midas touch”; together with the inspirational young Italian-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti this will be a stirring climax to a concert bristling with melody and wit.


  • Thu 23 Jun 7:30pm £48/£42/£36/£29/£19

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