Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

R.Schumann. W.A.Mozart. L.van Beethoven

Date and time: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Program: 
R. Schumann. Overture Genoveva
W. A. Mozart. Concerto № 3 for violin and orchestra
L. van Beethoven. Symphony № 7
Conductor: 
Dmitri Jurowski
Soloist: 
Maxim Vengerov, violin

“Symphony in A Major is genuine frankness, liberty and might. This mad squandering of powerful superhuman strengths – squandering without any intention, for merriment only – merriment of overflown river which has burst its banks and floods everything”, - Romain Rolland wrote these words about the Seventh Symphony by Beethoven. Events of the French Revolution made impact on forming Beethoven’s ideology. The theme of heroic struggle for freedom is the main one in many composer’s works – Symphonies № 3, № 5, № 7, № 9, Coriolan Overture, etc. In the Seventh Symphony there is amazing synthesis of two leading image-bearing spheres of Beethoven’s symphonism – triumphal and heroic, dance and genre. Struggle and victory achievement were basic motives of the Fifth Symphony, consolidation and power of the winners – in the Seventh Symphony. The composer himself estimated it very high: “Among my best works I can proudly point to the Symphony in A Major”.

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