BBC Philharmonic | 5 March
The Bridgewater Hall
5th March 2022
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Stephen Hough’s recorded Beethoven cycle received universal acclaim on its 2020 release – and we’re thrilled to welcome back the pianist, composer, author and BBC Philharmonic Artist in Residence to perform the stormiest of his five Piano Concertos. The work opens a Beethoven-themed concert that continues with a new BBC co-commission by Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff, the UK premiere of a monodrama inspired by a mysterious dream of migration that Beethoven experienced on the train to Vienna, and also takes in the brooding funeral march from the ‘Eroica’ symphony and the darkness-into-light journey of the third overture Beethoven wrote for his only opera.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Milch-Sheriff The Eternal Stranger (UK premiere, BBC co-commission) Beethoven Symphony No.3 in E flat major, ‘Eroica’ – Funeral march Beethoven Overture ‘Leonore’ No.3 Stephen Hough piano Eli Danker narrator Omer Meir Wellber conductor