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Dego plays Beethoven


Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the first blockbuster concerto, though it almost missed its chance for world renown, falling out of fashion in the years immediately following its composition.

  • Composer 1

    Beethoven

  • Composer 2

    Dvořák

  • Conductor

    Alpesh Chauhan

  • Soloists

    Francesca Dego

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Event Details

Dates

08 April 2022 19:45

Venue

Ulster Hall - Belfast


Beethoven                       Violin Concerto
Dvořák                              Symphony No. 7
 
Alpesh Chauhan              Conductor
Francesca Dego               Violin
 
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the first blockbuster concerto, though it almost missed its chance for world renown, falling out of fashion in the years immediately following its composition. It took the championing of Felix Mendelssohn and 19th century violin prodigy Joseph Joachim for audiences to love its simple, yet heartfelt melodies, some 50 years after it was written. Beethoven brings all his symphonic experience to bear on this work to create a wonderful sense of space and transcendence that is utterly transporting.
 
Our guest soloist for this performance sees a welcome return to Belfast for Francesca Dego, fresh from the rare experience of recording using Paganini’s favourite violin, the 1743 Guarneri del Gesù he nicknamed ‘Il Cannone’ (‘The Cannon’) on account of its power and sonority!
 
Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony is perhaps his greatest. The music is fired by a love of his Czech homeland – the story goes that his inspiration came from a trainspotting trip to the Prague railway station! – and while it reflects some of the tragedies that befell the composer in his personal life, it’s nonetheless full of lyrical warmth and ends in a blaze of sunshine.


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