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BSO Hall of Fame

Ticket Prices

£14 – £29


11 May 2019


Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Presented by BSO

ROSSINI William Tell Overture
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor'
BIZET Carmen Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Marta Gardolińska conductor
Yu Kosuge piano

Welcome to the Hall of Fame and four works which continually top the charts and remain as popular as ever. Rossini’s overture to William Tellwas the longest he wrote and is often said to foreshadow the tone poems of the coming generation of composers. Included you can hear the fury of a storm, followed by a gentle pastorale which was based on a Swiss ranz des vaches, played by herdsmen on an Alpine horn to call their cattle, and finally on to the most famous motif of all, the heroic ride heralded by the trumpets. The Emperor is the largest in scale of all Beethoven’s concertos.

It is written in a virtuosic style that looks forward to the grand theatrics of Liszt in its full chordal textures and wide dynamic range. Although Beethoven never gave the work its now familiar name, a spirit of spirit of heroism nonetheless infuses the music, whilst the sublime slow movement is one of his most profound. Bizet’s celebrated music to Carmen shows his greatest strengths as an opera composer: the variety and effectiveness of his orchestration, which reveals character at the same time that it underlines the sultry mood of southern Spain – hot and passionate. With Tchaikovsky’s explosive

1812 Overture the evening will definitely finish with a bang!


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