Belgian National Orchestra

‘Christian Tetzlaff & Beethoven’

11 June'21
- 18:30

A sky full of violins

Four soft tympani beats open Beethoven’s only Violin Concerto. According to some, the recurring tympani motif in the first movement reflects the euphoric mood that prevailed during the French Revolution. Great change was imminent and anything seemed possible. The premiere of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto was only a moderate success, as the score was completed far too late and the soloist was forced to sight-read during the concert. Years after Beethoven’s death, however, the Violin Concerto was picked up again by Mendelssohn and began a triumphal march along the European concert halls.

Belgian National Orchestra

orchestra

Hugh Wolff

conductor

Christian Tetzlaff

violin

Programme
Jessie Montgomery

Starburst

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto, op. 61

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Rates

Standaard

30 -

-30

15 -