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Beethoven Triple Concerto

About this Concert:

Superstars in motion: our phenomenally gifted Andrew Litton conducts from the keyboard as two white-hot stars join him for Beethoven’s one-of-a-kind Triple Concerto.

BEETHOVEN
Overture to Fidelio

BEETHOVEN
Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Triple Concerto

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4

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More Details:

  • Beethoven’s Triple needs three great soloists, and Andrew Litton displays his dazzling gifts as he conducts and plays piano.
  • A concerto is almost always written for one solo instrument with orchestra. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is for solo violin, solo cello, and solo piano with orchestra.
  • Beethoven was the greatest pianist of his day, yet the piano part in his Triple Concerto makes relatively modest demands on the soloist as Beethoven wrote it for a talented (and very wealthy) student of his.
  • Many conductors claim Brahms’ beautiful Fourth, his final symphony, as their favorite Brahms.
  • Partners in life as well as the stage, Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich come from their home in Britain to the Orchestra Hall stage to perform this audience favorite.
  • These two charismatic young artists sell out halls all over the world, and this is their first Minneapolis visit as a duo.

Presented by:
US Bank

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Sommerfest OH Plus Activities
Sommerfest

Beethoven Triple Concerto

Tickets

1515526757

1468717200

1547667557

Sat Jul 16 2016 8pm

Nicola Benedetti, violin | Photo © Simon Fowler

Nicola Benedetti, violin | Photo © Simon Fowler

About this Concert:

Superstars in motion: our phenomenally gifted Andrew Litton conducts from the keyboard as two white-hot stars join him for Beethoven’s one-of-a-kind Triple Concerto.

BEETHOVEN
Overture to Fidelio

BEETHOVEN
Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Triple Concerto

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4

Read program notes

More Details:

  • Beethoven’s Triple needs three great soloists, and Andrew Litton displays his dazzling gifts as he conducts and plays piano.
  • A concerto is almost always written for one solo instrument with orchestra. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is for solo violin, solo cello, and solo piano with orchestra.
  • Beethoven was the greatest pianist of his day, yet the piano part in his Triple Concerto makes relatively modest demands on the soloist as Beethoven wrote it for a talented (and very wealthy) student of his.
  • Many conductors claim Brahms’ beautiful Fourth, his final symphony, as their favorite Brahms.
  • Partners in life as well as the stage, Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich come from their home in Britain to the Orchestra Hall stage to perform this audience favorite.
  • These two charismatic young artists sell out halls all over the world, and this is their first Minneapolis visit as a duo.

Presented by:
US Bank

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