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Beethoven 5, Wiesbaden

Thu 24 August 2023
8:00 pm, Kurhaus, Wiesbaden

Aurora performs Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony.

What a start! Never before had a Piano Concerto begun this way: with the piano! A few seconds are enough for Beethoven to write music history, and break all norms and traditions. The orchestra is deprived of precedence, and then it begins in a completely different key, as if the orchestra and soloist were talking over each other before they finally find a reconciling relationship. There is no question that Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and his famous Fifth Symphony are among the most revolutionary works in music history. They still haven’t lost their overwhelming impact, as Tom Borrow and the Aurora Orchestra prove. The young Israeli pianist had his big break in 2019 when he stepped in for Khatia Buniatishvili, and has been one of the rising stars in pianist heaven ever since, becoming a BBC New Generation Artist in 2021.