Pianist Eric Lu

Eric Lu © Ben Ealovega

Beethoven and Dvořák

This concert was played:

  1. Piano Concerto No. 4
  2. Symphony No. 8
  1. Eivind Aadland conductor
  2. Eric Lu piano

Eivind Aadland conducts music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonín Dvořák – with Eric Lu as the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) wrote a total of five piano concertos between 1795 and 1809. During these years he established himself as one of the best pianists of his time, and he wrote the concertos in order to be the piano soloist himself. Piano Concerto No. 4 was created in 1805–06, and Beethoven played at the premiere in 1808. It was his last concert as a pianist – he was about to lose his hearing. The concert contains several inventions, such as the pianist opening the work alone.

Antonín Dvořák wrote his Symphony No 8 at his Czech holiday home in the summer of 1889. At the time, he was one of the world’s most recognised and popular composers. It had been four years since he last wrote a symphony, and he was brimming with ideas. The result was Dvořák’s perhaps lightest and most idyllic work. It conjures up summer landscapes, the mood evoking Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony or Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 – also written during the summer.

(Translation from Norwegian: Sarah Osa)

Tickets

  • Adult: 150 - 540 NOK
  • Senior: 150 - 430 NOK
  • Student: 150 - 270 NOK
  • Child: 150 NOK

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