Bonn Anniversaire


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    The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel, the first person ever to record Beethoven’s complete piano works, will give a lecture with d...

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    Pre-concert Recital at 6.30pm (free admission)

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    In this talk, Charlotte Tomlinson encourages musicians to move on from performance anxiety that is uncomfortable and detrimental,...

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    Colin Stone’s career as a performer began in the late 1980s. He was encouraged by Sir Charles Groves at the finals of the 1985 You...

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    Dame Fanny Waterman was born in Leeds. She studied with Tobias Matthay, and later as a scholar at th...

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    Ian Jones is a Professor 
of Piano and Deputy Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music. His
career as a Steinway Artist has...

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    In this hour-long session, Ian Jones invites you to his clinic to have all your piano-related ailments diagnosed. Whether you have...

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    Described as one of the leading pianists of his generation, John Lill’s career spans over 55 years, during which time he has given...

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    BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, ‘Moonlight’ PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82 SCHUMA...

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    Marios Papadopoulos is the Festival’s Artistic Director. Since his London debut in 1974, his career...

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    Menahem Pressler, founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, has established himself among the world’s most distinguished musicians w...

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    The Oxford Piano Festival is honoured to welcome back Menahem Pressler for what is sure to be a capt...

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    Marios Papadopoulos 9.30am – 10.30am Yefim Bronfman 10.45am – 12.45pm Marios Papadopoulos is the F...

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    The Festival’s participants take to the stage with fresh guidance from the world’s most esteemed pianists echoing in their ears. B...

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    Paul Roberts is a rare combination of performer, teacher and author. As a leading exponent of French impressionism he has received...

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    Chamber Series

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    Born in New York, Richard Goode has been hailed for music- making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has...

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    MOZART - Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310/300d; JANACEK - Selections from ‘On the Overgrown Path’; BRAHMS - 6 Klavierstücke,...

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    Saleem Ashkar made his Carnegie Hall debut
at the age of 22 and has since worked with many
of the world’s leading orchestras inclu...

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    Oxford Piano Festival

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    BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Sir András Schiff piano 'For the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning’ w...

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    Sir András Schiff was born in Budapest and studied with Elisabeth Vadász, Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág,...

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    ELGAR Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 BACH Violin Concerto in A...

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    ARVO PÄRT Passacaglia, Fratres and Tabula Rasa SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 Viktoria Mullova violin Carmin...

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    HANDEL Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba BACH Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor TELEMANN Orchestral Suite in C maj...

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    SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61 BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op.83 Yefim Bronfman piano Marios Pap...

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    BEETHOVEN Variations in C minor, WoO 80 SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 GRANADOS Goyescas Suite, No. 1 & No. 7 GINASTE...

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op.73, ‘Emperor’

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the twinning of Oxford with the German city of Bonn in 1947, one of the first official Anglo-German links to be formally established after the war. The culmination of a week of special events throughout Oxford, Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra honour Bonn’s most famous son in a programme dedicated to two towering masterpieces. Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto was conceived under fire as Napoleon's forces surrounded Vienna, yet it conveys a tenderness and beauty far removed from the sounds of the battlefield. His fifth symphony remains among the most recognisable in the entire history of the genre; an exhilarating work of dramatic power.

Pre-concert Recital, 6.30pm: Young Artists' Platform

A chance to hear talented young musiciansin recital.

Free admission

NB: Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: 01865 980 980

If you have any other types of access requirements, please contact the box office via telephone (01865 305 305) or in person so that we can arrange a suitable seat for you.

Running Time: 1:50

Book Tickets

  • Sat 27 May 7:30 PM £42.00/£30.00/£20.00/£10.00
visit Sheldonian Theatre website

Book Tickets

  • Sat 27 May 7:30 PM
£42.00/£30.00/£20.00/£10.00

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