26 October - 3 November 2014
JONNY GREENWOOD Water [AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE]
BEETHOVEN Coriolan – Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Yevgeny Sudbin Piano
Our recent Beethoven concerts have been reviewed with enormous enthusiasm: “[ACO] play particularly well when the fire is in their belly, and nobody puts it there like Beethoven.” (Sydney Morning Herald)
This concert features three bold Beethoven works: his majestic first foray into symphonic writing, the stormy and drama-filled Coriolan–Overture and his Triple Concerto, featuring playful dynamism between Richard Tognetti, ACO principal cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and emotionally expansive Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.
We’re thrilled to premiere Water, the long-awaited new piece by acclaimed musician Jonny Greenwood. Following his latest international tour with legendary band Radiohead, Greenwood joined us in the studio writing a new work especially for us. One of the world’s greatest guitarists, Greenwood also writes great orchestral music. He composed the awardwinning film score for There Will Be Blood, was composer-in-residence with the BBC Concert Orchestra and has written scores for films The Master, Norwegian Wood and We Need to Talk About Kevin.
NB: Jonny Greenwood's 'Water' has been written especially for the ACO, however Jonny will not be performing with the ACO in this concert tour.
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The Telegraph, UK
"Any chance to hear Yevgeny Sudbin should be snapped up."
Sydney Morning Herald
"ACO play particularly well when the fire is in their belly, and nobody puts it there like Beethoven."
"Sudbin exhibits an infectious hunger for his repertoire...Thrilling."
"[Timo-Veikko Valve's] technical command of a magnificent Guarneri instrument allowed a wider range of dynamics, enabling him to unlock more imaginative possibilities from the notes on the page...his awareness of sonority within the ambient space allowing vividly shaped phrases to hang in the air...This was deeply expressive playing."
Daily Telegraph (UK) on 'Water' world premiere
"Greenwood is developing a cunning sense of form to go with the sharp ear for harmony and texture he's always had."
The Guardian on 'Water' world premiere
“ …Greenwood’s soundscape was organic and persuasive.”