AMPAG, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra:Beethoven Alive

Beethoven Alive

February 2016

Thu 04 

01:30 PM

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Opera House

SydneyNew South Wales


​From his first masterly effort as a young man to symphonies from his maturity, this concert is all about the Beethoven symphony! Conducted by Ashkenazy.

There aren’t many composers who could sustain a single concert just with symphonies, but Beethoven is one of them. For this first program in his Beethoven Celebration, Ashkenazy begins with the ‘Grand Symphony’ No.1, premiered in 1800 and showing a young composer who’s already pushing the envelope of his Classical inheritance. By the Seventh Symphony (1812) we’re hearing a composer who’s discovered the sheer exhilaration of rhythm in music that’s full of wild fervour. Come to an evening performance and you can hear the equally vital Eighth Symphony from the same year, which Beethoven declared was even better than its companion!