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Beethoven Cycle: Symphonies 4 and 5

Thursday 16 May 2024

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beethoven’s symphony cycle reaches its halfway point: and the most famous four notes in the history of music.

“Thus Fate knocks at the door!” Everyone knows the opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, but the rest of the symphony delivers an even more powerful punch. Prepare to be gripped – and to be delighted, too, by the Fifth’s prettier, wittier counterpart, the sparkling Fourth Symphony. Because no matter how often you’ve heard these masterpieces, they’ve always got new surprises to offer, and particularly when the performers are the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. On period instruments, lush sounds become lithe and active, familiar melodies kick up their heels and dance, and even the moments of greatest triumph are alive with new possibilities – and risks.


Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 in B flat 
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor 


Dinis Sousa conductor
Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 16 May 7:30 PM £80/£70/£48/£35/£10 Book

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