Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.1
Unsuk Chin: Violin Concerto
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Eroica)
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia in Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, preceded by Unsuk's Chin award-winning Violin Concerto, described as 'a synthesis of glittering orchestration'.
Beethoven's Eroica Symphony is the work that rethought the classical symphonic structure, with unexpected recapitulations, and an unprecedented depth of emotion in the second movement.
Before this is the Violin Concerto by Unsuk Chin, new Artistic Director of the Music of Today series. The work won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2004 and was described the judging committee as 'a synthesis of glittering orchestration, rarefied sonorities, volatility of expression, musical puzzles and unexpected turns'.Performers
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Viviane Hagner violin