Beethoven Emperor Concerto
Beethoven’s final piano concerto crowns the group with music of incomparable sweep and grandeur. He composed it while the French army of Napoleon Bonaparte was hammering at the gates of Vienna. It’s an uplifting ode to the common man.
Come for: Angela Hewitt’s dozens of best-selling CDs range from the Baroque to the twentieth century, and include several discs of Beethoven.
And more: Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu has a deep, natural affinity for this awesome epic symphony by his countryman, Sibelius.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street