"There is nothing more beautiful than to approach the divine and spread its rays to humanity," as Ludwig van Beethoven said. This statement applies not just to the music of the great German composer, but to the whole philosophy of his life. Beethoven was a humanist who sought the power in art that could reconcile and unite all people on our planet. Who would have thought that the name of Beethoven, who shocked his contemporaries with his constantly disheveled appearance, impudent manner of communication and, as it seemed, "wild" piano finds, would eventually take a place on a par with such titans of artistic thought as Tolstoy, Rembrandt, and Shakespeare. Until now, Beethoven is not just one of the most performed composers in the whole world, but also one of the most significant.
The leading soloists of the opera and the artists of the Theatre’s Symphony Orchestra will perform chamber and orchestral, vocal and instrumental works by L.V. Beethoven. The musical director and conductor is Dmitri Jurowski.
The concert program includes:
- Overture "Egmont"
- "Sacred Procession" with the music to the play "King Stephen" by A. Kotzebue
- Overture "Leonore No. 1" in C major
- String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor (Part I)
- "Elegiac Song" (“Elegischer Gesang”) for four voices and string quartet
- "The one who held the covenant tight in the storm" (“Der den Bund im Sturme fest gehalten”) from the cantata "The Glorious Moment" (“Der glorreiche Augenblick”)
- The first and second songs of Klerchen with the music to the tragedy "Egmont" by V. Goethe and others.