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Herreweghe conducts Brahms

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Thursday 11 March 202119:30

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms – tonight’s programme brings together three giants in the pantheon of classical music.

Philippe Herreweghe is best known for his crystal-clear interpretations of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He begins with Bach’s third Brandenburg Concerto, a sparkling piece for small string ensemble, full of intricacy and imagination.

Pianist Paul Lewis lives and breathes Beethoven. He is regarded as one of today’s foremost exponents of his music. This concerto showcases his virtuosity and eloquence.

Brahms looks back to the musical forms of Bach’s time in the finale of his last symphony. It is a huge passacaglia, a set of variations on a repeated bass pattern. This is masterful music from a composer at the top of his game.


Philharmonia Chamber Players

6pm, Royal Festival Hall

Free, no ticket required

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