Artists

  • Tonkunstler Orchestra
  • Eva Vogel, mezzo-soprano
  • Ivor Bolton, conductor

Programme

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Overture to the ballet
«The Creatures of Prometheus» op. 43

HECTOR BERLIOZ
«Les nuits d’été» song cycle for voice and orchestra op. 7

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

Introduction/abstract

Tonkunstler-Orchestra · Eva Vogel · Ivor Bolton

BEETHOVEN

Ludwig van Beethoven left us no more enchanting final movement than that of his Seventh Symphony. Richard Wagner saw it as the «apotheosis of dance».  Hector Berlioz also had an opinion about this milestone in Beethoven’s symphonic work, comparing the opening movement to a «ronde des paysans », a «peasant dance». Berlioz himself excelled as a melodist with his «Nuits d’été». And the overture to Beethoven’s only major ballet music has now become part of the standard orchestral repertoire: «The Creatures of Prometheus» was, like the Seventh Symphony, premiered to enormous acclaim in Vienna.

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