Beethoven's Seventh

Beethoven's Seventh

One of the most celebrated works from one of the most celebrated composers, Beethoven's seventh symphony is an undisputed masterpiece.

Date and Time 7:30PM | Mon | 11 Jul 2016

Program

Gounod
Petite Symphonie

Spohr
Grand Nonetto, Op. 31

Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 arr. Pierluigi Destro

About The Music

First performed at a benefit concert for wounded soldiers, the symphony achieved instant and lasting popularity. It is driven by an intoxicating energy in what Wagner described as the "apotheosis of dance." Composers Gounod and Spohr are better known for their operatic creations, but both also made outstanding contributions to the instrumental canon. Gounod's Petite Symphonie is delightful and charming, while the sparkling Grand Nonetto flaunts Spohr's melodic brilliance.

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