Introducing Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Watch our short introduction to Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

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Royal Festival Hall 2014/15

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
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7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children.


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Turbulent Tchaikovsky and poised Beethoven

Pires performs Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

JTI Friday Series

Wagner Prelude to Act 1, Lohengrin
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Maria João Pires piano
Augustin Dumay violin
Antonio Meneses cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky was on the brink of emotional collapse in the summer of 1888: hounded by
a homophobic society, tortured by a loveless existence and paranoid as to the worth of his artistic abilities. And yet his Fifth Symphony was the most honest, dramatic and optimistic of his turbulent final three. If Tchaikovsky’s symphonic journey to his hoped-for redemption is music straight from the heart, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto appears to be born more of the head. Here is a concerto all about balance, precision and beauty, but still making room for a lively Polish folk dance in its gregarious finale.

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