Sat, 07 Mar|
The Bridgewater Hall
BEETHOVEN | MASS IN C MAJOR
Portuguese tenor joins the BBC Philharmonic Orquestra to celebrate Beethoven in Manchester at the Bridgewater Hall under Omer Meir Wellber.
Time & Location
07 Mar 2020, 19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS, UK
About the Event
Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony is sometimes overshadowed by the unsurpassable Third (see 6 February) and the dah-dah-dah-dah familiarity of the Fifth, but this is a major work by a composer in the thick of one of his most creative periods. Premiered the same year, the Mass in C major was described as ‘unbearably ridiculous’ by the Hungarian prince who financed its creation, an unbearably ridiculous verdict on a work that bridges the church and the concert hall better than almost any other. In association with the Dresden Music Festival, tonight’s concert brings together the BBC Philharmonic, the Dresden Chamber Choir and four outstanding international soloists under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber.