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Symphony No. 5
Violin Concerto
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bethoven & Prokofiev
Lorenza Borrani

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The White Hat Guide to


Ludwig van Beethoven

December 1770 - 26th March 1827




Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring music of Beethoven:

Tognetti's Beethoven

Richard Tognetti has been  chosen by White Hat as one of our 100 Important Living Australians. To find out why, we suggest you make your way to this concert.

For this performance of Beethoven's Fifth, the ACO will expand its forces, and also showcase another outstanding signature work, Beethoven’s mighty Violin Concerto. 

It has been some 25 years since Richard Tognetti gave his first performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the ACO back in 1993, and he last performed it with the Orchestra 11 years ago.

7.30pm, Thu 8 November 2018 - Newcastle City Hall
8pm, Sat 10 November 2018 - Canberra, Llewellyn Hall
2.30pm, Sun 11 November 2018 - Melbourne, Arts Centre – Hamer Hall
7.30pm, Mon 12 November 2018 - Melbourne, Arts Centre – Hamer Hall
7.30pm, Tue 13 November 2018 - Adelaide Town Hall
7.30pm, Wed 14 November 2018 - Perth Concert Hall
7pm, Sat 17 November 2018 - Sydney, City Recital Hall
2pm,Sun 18 November 2018 - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
7pm, Mon 19 November 2018 - Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
8pm, Tue 20 November 2018 - Sydney, City Recital Hall
7pm, Wed 21 November 2018 - Sydney, City Recital Hall

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Beethoven & Prokofiev

Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra with Lorenza Borrani (director & violin) perform:

Over the years, White Hat has found that the Australian Chamber Orchestra has consistently brought us some of the most thoughtfully constructed and thought-provoking concerts on the Australian scene. This concert is no exception.

Beethoven's late string quartets strain to break the limitations of their limited forces and gain a useful new perspective when occasionally heard in arrangement for string orchestra. Similarly Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No.1 provides different insights when the piano is replaced by string orchestra. As an interlude between these powerful works, Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths offers a radiant interlude evoking life’s journey.

Fiery and charismatic Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani, who delighted audiences on her last tour here in 2016, returns to lead this program of emotionally rich music.

Newcastle City Hall Thursday 7 March 7:30pm
Canberra – Llewellyn Hall Saturday 9 March 8pm
Brisbane – QPAC Concert Hall Monday 11 March 7pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Tuesday 12 March 8pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Wednesday 13 March 7pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Friday 15 March 1:30pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Saturday 16 March 7pm
Melbourne – Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday 17 March 2:30pm
Melbourne – Arts Centre Melbourne Monday 18 March 7:30pm
Adelaide Town Hall Tuesday 19 March 7:30pm

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Selected sheet music of Beethoven:

Vocal scores

Cover tiny file look inside Missa solemnis in D Major Op.123 Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Kurt Soldan. For SATB Vocal Soli, SATB Chorus, Piano. Choral. Piano/Vocal Score. Text Language: Latin. Duration 90 minutes. Edition Peters #EP45. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P00045).

Piano Scores


2 Pianos 4 Hands

Cover tiny file look inside Beethoven - Complete Piano Concertos (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics Vol. 4480 Two Pianos, Four Hands). Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Franz Kullak. For 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Piano. Softcover. G. Schirmer #ED4480. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50490351).

Study Scores

Cover tiny file look inside The Five Piano Concertos Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Jonathan Del Mar. For piano, orchestra. This edition: Urtext edition. In a slipcase. Study score (in a slipcase). Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.TP920).

Digital Sheet Music

Cover tiny file look inside Major Works For Orchestra Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). For orchestra. CD Sheet Music (Version 1). Full Scores to all of the major works for orchestra by Beethoven - parts not included. Classical Period. All. CD Sheet Music. 1900 printable. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.816600010).