Sunday 15 September 2019 4:30PM

Cédric Tiberghien piano; O/Modernt Soloists; Hugo Ticciati violin

Fallen Heroes


Change of Artist
Due to professional availability, Samuel West is no longer able to take part in the above concert. We are very grateful to Mark Stone for replacing him.


  • Cédric Tiberghien piano
  • O/Modernt Soloists
  • Hugo Ticciati violin
  • Johannes Marmén violin
  • Fredrik Paulsson viola
  • Julian Arp cello
  • Mark Stone narrator

Napoleon was a figure of immense significance to Beethoven personally – as he was to the whole of Europe throughout the military leader’s lifetime – though the composer’s attitude to his erstwhile hero altered radically. Schoenberg’s setting of Byron’s withering ode complements Chopin’s sonata containing his famous Funeral March, heard at the re-interment of Bonaparte’s remains in 1840.

Beethoven Festival Weekend
Sunday’s concerts will be introduced by researcher, writer and music presenter Katy Hamilton.

  • Our Beethoven Celebration has been made possible thanks to a lead gift from André and Rosalie Hoffmann, with additional support from the Beethoven Circle.
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35 'Funeral March'
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
        • Ode to Napoleon Op. 41

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