Sunday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Jordan / Beethoven

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The performances of the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth, will be followed by the Second and Seventh Symphonies. Despite Beethoven's call for revolutionary renewal, he remained indebted to the tradition, including in the Symphony No. 2. At its appearance in 1804, critics characterised it as "a remarkable, colossal work, of a depth, power and artistic erudition only seldom achieved". The sublime Symphony No. 7, by contrast, created in 1811-12, creates an irresistible pull by means of stubborn rhythmical figures, sometimes dance-like, sometimes striding march-style. Contemporaries described it as "the most melodically-rich, attractive and comprehensible of the Beethoven symphonies". More than a century later, Theodor W. Adorno went so far as to describe the piece as "the symphony par excellence".

Performers

Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36
1801-1802
34min
1st movement: Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
2nd movement: Larghetto
3rd movement: Scherzo. Allegro
4th movement: Allegro molto
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20min
Composer: ***
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
1811-1812
38min
1st movement: Poco sostenuto – Vivace
2nd movement: Allegretto
3rd movement: Presto – Assai meno presto
4th movement: Allegro con brio

Location

Group

Musikverein Wien

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