BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7

JAN 7 + 9

Overview

Feel 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. Václav Luks, artistic director of Prague’s Collegium 1704, pairs it with the H+H premiere of Czech composer Jan Vaclav Voříšek’s only symphony. A friend of Beethoven and Schubert, Voříšek’s symphony is a fusion of both.  Plus, the spirited introduction to an operatic love triangle by the prodigiously gifted Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

Read more about the fascinating life of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges here.

Location

Symphony Hall

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Dates

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 7:30PM
Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 3:00PM

Music

Bologne: Overture to L’amant Anonyme
Voříšek: Symphony in D Major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Performed by

Václav Luks, conductor
H+H Orchestra

Concert Length

The concert runs 1 hour, 40 minutes including intermission.

Musically Speaking Concert Preview

Learn about the music from our Beethoven Symphony No. 7 performance, with a special focus on the use of horns in each of the works on the concert’s program.

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Program Book

Read all about this concert’s music and musicians in the program book.

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Photo Credit: © Collegium 1704 – Petra Hajská 2020

Václav Luks directs with ample dramatic energy.

– Gramophone

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

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