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Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Two chords slam out, and Ludwig van Beethoven changes music forever. Beethoven’s Eroica symphony is the music of revolution: two centuries on, classical music is still feeling the aftershock! So imagine the energy when conductor Julian Rachlin – an artist who, says the Liverpool Echo, is “capable of turning an interesting programme into an astonishing one” – tackles this most radical of all symphonies. But it’s not all about making history: the great Chinese-born cellist Jian Wang brings his special brand of poetry to bear on two of Tchaikovsky’s mini-masterpieces.