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2007: Beethoven's Fifth
Sadly this event has now been cancelled.
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Dutilleux Le temps l’horloge
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Edward Gardner conductor*
Sally Matthews soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sibelius’s Third Symphony takes shape amidst the swirling mists of the English Channel; Beethoven’s Fifth thunders into life with four notes that absolutely everyone can recognise. ‘Thus fate knocks at the door!’, Beethoven is said to have declared – but his best-known symphony is on a one-way race to glory, just as Sibelius’s, completed a century later in 1907, ends with a vision of a whole world drenched in sunlight. Edward Gardner conducts this latest illuminating pairing in our 2020 Vision project – and, looking back to 2007, accompanies soprano Sally Matthews in the late Henri Dutilleux’s beautiful meditation on transience and love.
Concert generously supported by Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet
* position supported by Mrs Christina Lang Assael