Beethoven’s “Eroica”

Mälkki leads a concerto of our time and a symphony for all time.

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Leila Josefowicz violin

About This Performance

The late Oliver Knussen, acclaimed as composer and conductor, had a long connection with the LA Phil. His Violin Concerto is, by turns, intensely dramatic, lyrical, somber, skittish, and – as you would expect from a skilled conductor – it’s masterfully orchestrated. Thrilling to this day, Beethoven’s “Eroica” is one of the most revolutionary works in Western music, expanding the Classical symphony in almost every way imaginable.

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