Beethoven & Liszt with Seong-Jin Cho and the Berliner Philharmoniker
On 19 December, Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho joins the Berliner Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons as soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2. This lyrical single-movement work reveals the composer’s brilliant use of thematic variation – the opening melody returns time and again in an endless range of disguises.
The concert will be streamed live on the orchestra’s digital concert hall: www.digitalconcerthall.com. This concert will also be streamed on DG Stage on 1 January at 3 pm CET. To purchase a ticket, please visit DG Stage.
In celebration of Beethoven’s birthday week, the program also features two masterpieces by the composer. The “Coriolan” Overture introduces tonight’s concert in dramatic style, reflecting the themes of war, love and tragedy central to Heinrich von Collin’s play about the Roman general Coriolanus. Finally, that iconic four-note opening motif announces Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, a work that travels a path from darkness to light, tragedy to triumph.