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BBC SSO: Beethoven Roots Festival - Symphonies 7 & 2

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BBC SSO: Beethoven Roots Festival - Symphonies 7 & 2

Glasgow Concert Halls

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£9.00
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
0141 353 8000
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Dates and times

Monday 18 May 2020
7:00PM - 9:30PM

“Oh you men, who think me malevolent, stubborn and hostile – how deeply you wrong me!” In an age when private emotions became explosively public, the unstoppable optimism of Beethoven’s music – written in defiance of an agonising disability – was itself a revolutionary act. The heaven-storming exuberance of the Second and Seventh Symphonies is at the heart of this concert. Alongside it, discover the folk songs and sacred music that surrounded Beethoven in Vienna, as well as the bold new music of the French Revolution – whose echoes could be heard across a continent. And hear how Beethoven transformed it all into pure, life-affirming energy.


L’Isle

Hymne dithyrambique – with solo and chorus (first movement)


Beethoven

Heiligenstadt Testament (reading)


Beethoven

Symphony No.2


Gossec

Marche lugubre


Beethoven

Symphony No.7


Thomas Dausgaard conductor


Venue

City Halls

Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

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