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The conductor, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

In five days, Beethoven’s nine symphonies in the Palau de la Música

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestra Révolutionnaire et Romantique in this complete cycle of symphonies that commemorates the composer’s 250th birthday.

A major event that will take place in Palau de la Música between 9 and 14 February. You don’t often have the chance to enjoy Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies performed in only five consecutive days, under the baton of the same conductor with the same orchestra. There couldn’t be a better reason for it: 2020 is Beethoven’s Year, as the great composer from Bonn was born 250 years ago. Practically right at the beginning of this special year, the Palau de la Música is going to dedicate these five evenings, known as Integral Beethoven Symphonies, led by a conductor of great prestige, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and the orchestra that he founded in 1989, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.

The symphonies will be performed following the exact order in which they were composed. The first evening will be exclusively dedicated to the performance of Symphony No. 1 and during each one of the other four evenings there will be two symphonies. The first performance will feature the soprano Lucy Crowe, whereas the highest number of performers will be gathered together on stage on the last night: besides the orchestra and Crowe, there will be Jess Dandy (contralto), Ed Lyon (tenor), Tareq Nazmi (bass), the Monteverdi Choir and the Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música (contraltos and sopranos).

In conclusion, five evenings that can’t be missed by anyone who loves Beethoven’s compositions or classical music fans. For further information and tickets, please click here.

Publication date: Friday, 07 February 2020
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