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Sun 13th Jan at 5:30pm
@ Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
Also appearing: Angela Hewitt
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Young Britten And Beethoven: Britten Sinfonia, Angela Hewitt
The brilliance of popular pieces by the young Britten is matched by two other exuberant masterworks by composers also in their twenties: the quirky charm of Prokofiev and the rugged impetuosity of Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto played by Angela Hewitt and the outstanding Britten Sinfonia.
Britten - Simple Symphony
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 2
Britten - Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
Prokofiev - Symphony No 1, Classical
Image © Angela Hewitt
Britten Sinfonia is one of the world's most celebrated and pioneering ensembles. The orchestra is an Associate Ensemble at the Barbican, has residencies in Norwich, Cambridge and Brighton, and a chamber series at Wigmore Hall. Britten Sinfonia enjoys a growing international profile, and is frequently heard on disc, BBC Radio 3 and commercial radio.
'But as always with this orchestra there was more to savour than just stellar performance. The programme was ingeniously shaped' (Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph)
'The playing was marked by the kind of luminous and infectious beauty that only comes from a true marriage of mastery and love' (The Times0
'The UK's most consistently dynamic chamber ensemble' (The New Statesman).
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Virtuoso classical pianist who won the 1985 Toronto International Bach Piano Competition and has been described by the Sunday Times as 'the Bach pianist par excellence of her generation'.
She has performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in Japan, Australia, China, Mexico, and the former Soviet Union.
Although renowned for her recordings of Bach, Angela's extensive repertoire also embraces the works of many other major composers including Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Rameau and Chabrier.
'... the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time' (The Guardian)
'... nothing less than the pianist who will define Bach performance on the piano for years to come' (Stereophile).
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Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
Enquiries: 0121 644 5198
Bookings: 0121 780 3333
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