conductor Jan Willem de Vriend | piano Kirill Gerstein
Mozart Ouverture Die Entführung aus dem Serail | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 | Haydn Symphony No. 100 ‘Military’ | Beethoven Wellingtons Sieg
A Viennese-style New Year’s Concert – but featuring the Vienna of Beethoven his contemporaries, to usher in the year of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. No lack of fireworks and firecrackers: Mozart uses cymbals and triangle in his overture, Haydn gives a starring role to the timpani and, to top it all off, Beethoven himself lets blunderbusses and other heavy artillery rip in Wellingtons Sieg. Happy New Year!