Hélène Grimaud plays Beethoven

Hélène Grimaud plays Beethoven

Hélène Grimaud (Foto: Mat Hennek)

Hélène Grimaud plays Beethoven

Thu 23. May 2024 18.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Fri 24. May 2024 18.00 Vestibül
Fri 24. May 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Sat 25. May 2024 18.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Sun 26. May 2024 17.00 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi Music Director
Hélène Grimaud Klavier
Gustav Mahler «What the Wild Flowers Tell Me» (Arr. Benjamin Britten)
Ludwig van Beethoven Klavierkonzert Nr. 4 G-Dur op. 58
Pause Dmitri Schostakowitsch Sinfonie Nr. 5 d-Moll op. 47


26. May 2024, 16.30 Uhr
mit Franziska Gallusser

Prices CHF 170 / 135 / 110 / 85 / 40
Organizer Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG
Programme Notes
Mahler, Beethoven, Schostakowitsch
Playlist Mahler, Beethoven, Schostakowitsch

From her point of view, most of the great composers were "pretty crazy", pianist Hélène Grimaud once said in an interview with the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". "Listen to Beethoven! If you want to play Beethoven beautifully or as light and easy as popcorn, you destroy his music". Now she teams up with Paavo Järvi for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, who doesn't think much of musical popcorn either. Nor in the rest of the programme: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, ostensibly composed entirely according to Stalin's specifications, is probably one of the most ambiguous works ever written.

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