Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd direction
Steven Osborne piano
An evening of pure Beethoven in the capable hands of Scottish pianist Steven Osborne.
Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus op. 43 (excerpts)
Symphony No. 8 op. 93
Concerto for piano No. 4
On 22 December 1808, Vienna witnessed the first performance of Piano Concerto No. 4, the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, the “Ah, perfido!” aria, the Fantasia for Piano Op. 77, and the Choral Fantasy Op. 80! To perform the concerto, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris once again welcomes the Scottish pianist. He will be the soloist at the helm of an irresistibly magnificent score which fizzes with energy. Two less frequently performed symphonic works are also on the programme. The Creatures of Prometheus was originally intended to be a ballet. Its theme matched the musician’s ideals: the myth of the hero, his passion for the destiny of humankind, and the marked influence of the French Revolution on Austria. To finish, Symphony No. 8 demonstrates a sense of humour and irony which is unusual for this composer.
Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris
A 19h, l’Entrée en musique et ses invités, par Stéphane Friederich - Entrée libre à partir de 18h45 sur présentation du billet du concert de 20h.