Philharmonia Orchestra

Wed 10 Apr, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £41, £37, £30, £23, £15; Under 25s, f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee). Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day. Group rate available

Beethoven Symphony no. 6
Berlioz       Symphonie fantastique

Herbert Blomstedt

The impulse behind the Pastoral symphony was Beethoven’s own love of the Austrian countryside. The five movements of Beethoven’s symphony encompass the joys of solitary contemplation and a peasants’ celebration, a summer thunderstorm, and a final hymn of thanksgiving. The five movements of Berlioz’ stunning Symphonie fantastique embody the visions of a lovesick musician in the grip of an overdose of opium. The idea of his beloved returns in various guises through the work, ending in a nightmarish witches’ sabbath. A profoundly imaginative score, it made the composer’s reputation all over Europe.
 
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