Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Pontus Carron is the soloist in one of the great masterpieces of the piano literature.
Thursday 6 August 2020 12.15Ends approximately 13.30
Beethoven’s third piano concerto is one of the true masterpieces of all piano literature. Here, with painterly style, young Swedish star-pianist Pontus Carron will depict the menacing barrenness of the first movement and the sublime, dreamy atmosphere of the second. The concerto is rounded off with a dancing, vivacious rondo.
In an inspiring lead-in to Beethoven’s concerto, we will hear Emilie Mayer’s emotionally charged Faust Overture. Emilie Mayer was a significant symphonic musician in Germany in the nineteenth century and Beethoven was one of her great role models, which can be heard in her remarkable overture.
Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem, Les préludes, is a comment on Alphone de Lamartine’s poem by the same name. It is easy to understand Liszt’s fascination with the text, which explores heavenly concertos and “internal music, ineffable harmony, harps I have heard vibrate in the wind”. At times, this music is also dreamy, forward-looking, and here too, the spirit of Beethoven can be heard within it.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by the increasingly celebrated Swedish conductor Emil Eliasson.
The concert will take place with an audience of maximum 50 people in the hall. The costumized seating plan allows for two seats together using the online booking. If more seats together are needed, please call our box office, 08-50 66 77 88. Artists and programmes may be subject to changes.
The musicApproximate times
Emilie Mayer Faust Overture12 min
Franz Liszt Les préludes16 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 336 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Emil Eliasson conductor
- Pontus Carron piano