Sally Beamish was born in London. Initially a viola player, she moved from London to Scotland in 1990 to develop her career as a composer. Her music embraces many influences: particularly jazz and Scottish traditional music. The concerto form is a continuing inspiration, and she has written for many internationally renowned soloists.

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Dec
13
Thu
Sally Beamish: Piano Concerto no.3 ‘City Stanzas’| Swedish Radio Orchestra/Biss/Wellber @ Berwaldhallen
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It was Jonathan Biss himself who commissioned Sally Beamish to write City Stanzas, in which she extracts stanzas from Beethoven?s first piano concerto and places them in a new context: the chaotic and transient urban environment. Beethoven?s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Majorresides in the borderland between classicist and romantic genius; there are strains of Haydn as well as of Eroica. That Richard Strauss saw himself as a genius, or at least a hero, is evident from his majestic Ein Heldenleben.

Programme:

Beamish: Piano Concerto no. 3 ‘City Stanza’
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Dec
15
Sat
Sally Beamish: Piano Concerto no.3 ‘City Stanzas’| Swedish Radio Orchestra/Biss/Wellber @ Berwaldhallen
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It was Jonathan Biss himself who commissioned Sally Beamish to write ‘City Stanzas’, in which she extracts stanzas from Beethoven?s third piano concerto and places them in a new context: the chaotic and transient urban environment. Beethoven?s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major resides in the borderland between classicist and romantic genius; there are strains of Haydn as well as of Eroica. That Richard Strauss saw himself as a genius, or at least a hero, is evident from his majestic ‘Ein Heldenleben’.

Programme:

Beamish: Piano Concerto no. 3 ‘City Stanza’
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 1
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben