Beethoven wrote more music for piano, violin and cello than for any other instruments - they truly were at the heart of his musical universe, which gives his Triple Concerto a special place among his works.
Bezuidenhout is joined for it by two SCO Principals who are also distinguished soloists in their own right.
The two symphonies he has chosen could not be more contrasted. The Haydn is stormy: it has been called “the grandfather of Beethoven’s Fifth“. Mozart’s ‘Prague’ also opens with thunder, but that soon yields to sunshine, high spirits and gorgeous song.
Haydn: Symphony No 52 in C minor
Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No 38 ‘Prague’, K504
Kristian Bezuidenhout: Piano / Harpsichord / Conductor
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore: Violin
Philip Higham: Cello
SCO PLATFORM, 6.45pm: Performance by students from the City of Edinburgh Music School
Kindly supported by Colin and Sue Buchan
“Kristian Bezuidenhout is an important figure of a younger generation of early music specialists – and one with whom the players of the SCO have an obvious rapport.”
SCO 2019/20: Beethoven Triple Concerto with Bezuidenhout