Philharmonia Orchestra: Arabella Steinbacher performs Beethoven

This Philharmonia debut for conductor David Afkham includes Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Arabella Steinbacher alongside Brahms' Symphony No.3. "The reputation the famous F major has acquired makes me want to cancel all my engagements!" So successful was Brahms' Third Symphony that the composer feared the weight of expectation in its wake. 

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Programme

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Coriolan, overture, Op.62

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61

Artists

Philharmonia Orchestra

David Afkham, Conductor

Arabella Steinbacher, Violin

This Philharmonia debut for conductor David Afkham includes Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Arabella Steinbacher alongside Brahms' Symphony No.3.

'The reputation the famous F major has acquired makes me want to cancel all my engagements!' So successful was Brahms' Third Symphony that the composer feared the weight of expectation in its wake.

The shortest of Brahms' four symphonies, it is reflective and yearning in tone, in contrast to the relative sobriety of the First and pastoral charm of the Second.

Here it is preceded by Beethoven's concise yet suitably statuesque 'tone poem' Coriolan and followed by the groundbreaking Violin Concerto.

This concert marks the Philharmonia debut of charismatic young German conductor David Afkham.

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX