Beethoven's Emperor

12 October 2017 - 16 October 2017
Beethoven's Emperor

Acclaimed historical keyboardist, Dr. Neal Peres Da Costa, joins AHE to complete their cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos in chamber format, with Beethoven’s masterpiece Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘The Emperor’.

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Canberra

Thursday 12 October, 7:00pm
The Great Hall - University House, ANU
Tickets: $35-$60
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Sydney

Saturday 14 October, 2:30pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $35-$80
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Sydney

Monday 16 October, 7:00pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $35-$80
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MOZART
Overture to the Magic Flute K. 620
Arr. Masi (1800)

MOZART
Symphony No. 38 K. 504 ‘Prague’ in D Major
Arr. Cimador (1800)

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto Op. 73 No. 5 'The Emperor’ in E-flat major
Arr. Lim (2016) 

Peres Da Costa is a world-renowned historical performance specialist and one of Australia’s best cultural assets. He will perform on a replica Conrad Graf fortepiano, the maker of Beethoven’s own instrument, generously made available by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 'The Emperor' was first proclaimed ‘an emperor of a concerto’ by one of Napoleon’s officers at its premiere in Vienna. This new chamber version by Vi King Lim will bring this piece to life in a new and exciting way.

Over the past five years AHE audiences have regularly expressed their delight at hearing larger scale works in fresh chamber arrangements.

The program also presents two other Australian premieres of historical chamber versions, including Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute and the spectacular ‘Prague’ Symphony arranged by Masi and Cimador around 1800. 

The Australian Haydn Ensemble is setting itself apart by taking such an innovative approach to its programming and performances.
Canberra City News

Featured Artists

Dr Neal Peres Da Costa
Dr Neal Peres Da Costa

Fortepiano

Skye McIntosh
Skye McIntosh

Lead Violin

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