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Date: Wednesday 22nd April Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Main Auditorium
Christian Kluxen conductor
Chiara Enderle cello
Op. 52 (excerpts)
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Beethoven was just putting the finishing touches to his
Eroica Symphony when his hero, Napoleon, declared himself
‘Emperor’ and so, in Beethoven’s eyes, became ‘just another
tyrant’ – Napoleon’s front page dedication was duly scored
out and ‘Eroica’ put in its place. The symphony itself is
fuelled with drama, with brutal dynamics rammed home,
harmonic dissonances revelled in as never before, and
fizzing virtuosity demanded of the players at every turn.
Dedicated to another kind of hero, Shostakovich’s First
Cello Concerto was written for legendary cellist Mstislav
Rostropovich, who loved the piece so much that he memorised
it in just three days.
Chiara Enderle’s début with the Philharmonia is supported
by the Pierre Fournier Award.