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Wednesday series 3

Tickets: from 30 / 25 / 20 / 18 (pens.) / 8 €

Kapellimestari Esa-Pekka Salonen
Kapellimestari Esa-Pekka Salonen Picture by: Katja Tähjä esa-pekka salonen

No one would guess from the wild and vibrant second symphony that Beethoven its composer, then just over 30 years old, was suffering from the worst crisis of his life: all hope that his hearing might one day be restored had finally been dashed. The second symphony is Beethoven’s bow to Classicism before setting off along new paths in his next symphony. Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird likewise carried the orchestral palette of Rimsky-Korsakov into the new Modernist century.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Stravinsky: The Firebird