Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Beeethoven's 7th with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony has proved many things to many people: a celebratory vision of a rustic wedding for Robert Schumann; ‘the apotheosis of the dance’ for Richard Wagner; ‘a triumph of Bacchic fury’ for the legendary musicologist Donald Francis Tovey; and ‘a continuous, cumulative celebration of joy’ for modern Beethoven scholar David Wyn Jones. It might be preceded by colourful fireworks from the pens of Handel and Stravinsky, but when conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin lights the blue touch paper of Beethoven’s most blazingly triumphant orchestral work, the Royal Festival Hall will explode with colour and elation!
April 10th 7:30pm
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Lisa Batiashvili violin
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
Prokofiev Violin Concerto 1
Beethoven Symphony 7