BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7

MAR 5 + 7

Overview

Experience the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it with more than 200 years of cobwebs swept off the score. Our curtain-raiser is the overture to the ballet about Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods. In between, Václav Luks, artistic director of Prague’s Collegium 1704, leads the Orchestra in the H+H premiere of Voříšek’s Symphony in D Major; you wouldn’t be wrong if you heard an echo of Beethoven, who was a contemporary of the composer.

Location

Symphony Hall

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Dates

Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:00PM

Music

Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Voříšek: Symphony in D Major, Op. 24
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Performed by

Václav Luks, conductor
H+H Orchestra

Concert Length

2 hours

Václav Luks directs with ample dramatic energy.

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Václav Luks directs with ample dramatic energy.

– Gramophone


LISTEN

Beethoven: Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 7
Handel and Haydn Society
Richard Egarr, conductor

Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No. 7
Handel and Haydn Society
Richard Egarr, conductor

Voříšek: Allegro con brio from Symphony in D Major, Op. 24
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

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