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The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra.  We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.

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Saturday 3rd December 2016, 7:30pm

We become more serious with Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, described when first heard played as a piano duet by the critic Hanslick as ‘like being beaten around the head by two intellectuals’. Actually I would contend that to our 21st century ears this Brahms piece has more consolation and warmth than pugilism. But that last chaconne movement must be one of the great moments in the repertoire – and after Glinka, Massenet and the delights of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations for Cello and orchestra – what a concert!


Glinka, A Life for the Czar Overture

Massenet, Scenes Pittoresques

Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme

Brahms, Symphony No. 4


Gina Copnell

Rococo Variations for Cello



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27th Octoberber 2016



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