Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
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The programming of the compact Beethoven concerts in January, which offer the public a rare opportunity to experience all nine symphonies in three weeks, is arranged around the characteristic interplay of musical affinities with complementary qualities in the composer’s symphonic cosmos. The exalted Symphony No. 7, written in 1811-12, is drawn on irresistibly by tenacious rhythmical figures, sometimes dancing, sometimes marching. Contemporaries described it as the “most melodically rich, attractive and comprehensible of all Beethoven symphonies.” More than a century later, Theodor W. Adorno went so far as to describe the work as “the symphony par excellence”. Beethoven’s “Pastorale”, the Symphony No. 6, which narrates the impressions of a city-dweller in nature, is considered the precursor of later programme music.


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Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastorale"
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastorale"
1st movement: Allegro ma non troppo "Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside"
2nd movement: Andante molto mosso "Scene by the brook"
3rd movement: Allegro "Merry gathering of country folk"
4th movement: Allegro "Thunder, Storm"
5th movement: Allegretto "Shepherd's song: Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm")
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
2nd movement: Allegretto
3rd movement: Presto – Assai meno presto
4th movement: Allegro con brio
1st movement: Poco sostenuto – Vivace

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