Beethoven, Wordsworth & The French Revolution
THURSDAY 09 JANUARY - 8:00 PM
The Jupiter Ensemble
Katy Bircher flute
Caroline Balding violin
Andrew Skidmore cello
David Owen Norris Broadwood pianoforte (1826)
Beethoven arr. Moscheles Egmont Overture
Beethoven arr. Hummel Symphony No 3, Eroica
Pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris leads The Jupiter Ensemble in an evening exploration of two major figures of music and literature in their 250th anniversary years.
Interspersing music with readings, the evening features revolutionary poetry from a man who was there, in Paris, in 1789, and revolutionary music from a composer who wished he had been. Hear how these two disappointed revolutionaries, both born in 1770, illuminate each other through their art.