To conclude the 2019 National Season, the ACO pay tribute to the most
influential composer to have ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven.
In celebration of the 250-year anniversary of the birth of the
compositional giant, Richard Tognetti will lead the ACO through music
that signposts every 50 years from 1770 to the current day, presenting
an opportunity to grasp the sheer magnitude of Beethoven’s enduring
legacy and the development of music over the last quarter millennium.
Moving from Mozart to Schubert, through to George Crumb and a
brand-new work by US-UK composer Anna Clyne, along with Vaughan
Williams’ soaring The Lark Ascending in a signature performance by
Richard Tognetti, the concert concludes with Beethoven’s last major
orchestral work, his Cavatina & Grosse Fugue. This epic and
fiendishly virtuosic masterpiece is one of Beethoven’s greatest
achievements, and to this day resounds with perpetual modernity.