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Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Friday, February 21, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner by Chris Christodoulou
The opening motif of the Symphony No. 5 is certainly one of the most famous in all of music. It is a dramatic curtain-raiser for an intense symphony that storms with unbridled power, ultimately lifting the listener to one of the most triumphant finales ever composed. While Symphony No. 4 sits in the chronology between two titanic symphonies, the lighter orchestration and gentler tone put it closer to works by Haydn and Mozart. Its propulsive third movement, however, puts it firmly in the Beethoven canon.

Part of: International Festival of Orchestras II, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Beethoven Celebration


Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor



Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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