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Brett Dean: Director
BEETHOVEN (arr. Brett Dean)
Adagio Molto e Mesto (from the First Razumovsky Quartet)
Symphony No.3 E flat ‘Eroica’
Beethoven could bear it no longer. On 6th October 1802 he sat down to write to his brothers, but what came out might as well have been addressed to the world. He knew he was going deaf, but he railed against his decline with everything he had.
The defiance of the Heiligenstadt Testament was thrust into the Third Symphony and the Op.59 string quartet – strong, heroic and humbling. Brett Dean directs these pieces and his own reflection on Beethoven’s stance against physical decline.
“The slow movement of opus 59 no. 1 is a piece that I’ve grown up with, all my life, and it was one of the first records I ever had.“ Bradley Creswick
Music Director Thomas Zehetmair is to conduct the symphonies of Brahms and Schumann with Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead. Known for stylistic excellence, meticulous precision and intimate understanding Zehetmair and Northern Sinfonia’s interpretation of these greats will be...