16 February 2021 BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY. SCHERZISSIMO

The works of the Master from Bonn will fill both editions of the 487. Poznan Concert, this time held as part of the cycle “Beethoven Our Contemporary” – on the 25th and the 26th of February (7 pm, AMU Concert Hall). The Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra will be led by an excellent Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen.

Ludwig van Beethoven happily accepted the commission to write the score to the play “Egmont” by Wolfgang von Goethe. He admired the poet’s talent, as well as the libertarian slogans embedded in the text. The work was composed in 1810 and is comprised of several movements, though it is rarely performed as a whole. The overture, functioning as a separate piece, has been enjoying an unfailing popularity and very often appears in concert programmes.

Ludwig van Beethoven undoubtedly began working on the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, completed in autumn 1802, much earlier, as he used to rewrite, correct and hone his works. The premiere performance took place in Vienna, in the Theater an der Wien, on the 5th of April 1803 under the direction of the composer himself.

The music of the Symhony No. 2 is bright and cheerful, although it came into being in Beethoven’s hard times. He completed it during his stay in Heiligenstadt when it turned out that the progressive hearing problems can be incurable… When we rave about it now it may be difficult to understand the modern-day composers who considered it to be too lengthy, artificial and perceived as an exaggerated pursuit of novelty and eccentricity.

Thursday, 25.02.2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall
Friday, 26.02.2021, 7 pm, AMU Concert Hall

487. POZNAN CONCERT
BEETHOVEN OUR CONTEMPORARY
SCHERZISSIMO

PERFORMERS:
Eivind GULLBERG JENSEN – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

PROGRAM:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont Overture, Op. 84
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
    Allegro con brio
    Larghetto
    Allegro
    Allegro molto

Season tickets:
KP 1 (25.02)
KP 2 (26.02)

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Honorary Patronage:

Project co-funded by Polish-German Cooperation Fund