Available from Wednesday 11 November 2020 7pm
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
*We regret to announce that conductor Domingo Hindoyan has had to withdraw from the concert due to travel restrictions. We are grateful to Joshua Weilerstein who will replace him.Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Stephen Hough piano
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Joshua Weilerstein joins us in a programme featuring the mighty ‘Emperor Concerto’ with Liverpool favourite, Stephen Hough at the keyboard. Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings was composed just weeks before the onset of World War 2, which eventually forced him to leave fascist Europe for the life of an exile in New York City.
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“Brilliant concert. Excellent programme. Great to have Stephen Johnson involved. Top class performance. More please ! Bravo !
“The sound quality was excellent and the programme was excellent.”
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