Paul Lewis and Beethoven's magisterial 'Emperor's Concerto'

Marcus Merkel, Paul Lewis
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Thu 05.12.2024 and Sat 07.12.2024
Thu 05.12.24
Sat 07.12.24

Ludwig van Beethoven's renowned Emperor Concerto radiates confidence and promising grandeur, composed amid the tumult of Napoleonic wars encroaching upon Vienna. Beethoven conveyed hearing "nothing but drums, cannons, and misery in various forms" to his publisher. These military impressions left an indelible mark on the concerto's heroic style. Experience this privilege at the Queen Elisabeth Hall with a performance by the acclaimed British pianist Paul Lewis, globally celebrated for his Beethoven interpretations. The Scottish Symphony, echoing war rhetoric, draws inspiration not from contemporary events but from the romantic history of Mary Queen of Scots. Let yourself be carried away by the timeless sounds of Beethoven and Mendelssohn, skillfully rendered by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.


Beethoven Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E-flat major, opus 73

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A minor, opus 56, 'Scottish'