musicAeterna orchestra of Perm Opera - Beethovenfest 2020

MusicAeterna Orchestra of Perm Opera
Mittwoch 18 Mär 2020 20:00
Theater Bonn - Opernhaus
Am Boeselagerhof 1
53111 Bonn


musicAeterna orchestra of Perm Opera
Giovanni Antonini

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F major op. 68 (‘Sinfonia pastorale‘)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major op. 60

Taken consecutively, Beethoven’s nine symphonies reveal a strange alternation between tension and relaxation, popularity and obscurity. The completely unfounded preference for the allegedly portentous ‘odd-numbered’ symphonies (Third, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth) continues to hold sway over their blithely musical ‘even-numbered’ counterparts. As if to prove the opposite, Giovanni Antonini places two ‘even-numbered’ symphonies on this evening’s programme. The one most frequently heard today is the ‘Pastoral’, Beethoven’s enchanting proclamation of faith in Nature. ‘More expression of feeling than tone-painting’ is how he described it. And the Fourth is fairly bursting at the seams with musical ideas. The loose-limbed succession of thoughts lends it the character of a fantasy – a freedom from formal rigour that points by itself toward musical romanticism.

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