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Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Beethoven Symphony No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.2
Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’
Right from the very first note of his very first symphony, Beethoven does something new. No symphony had ever started on such an unexpected chord. Yet here’s the paradox: these first two symphonies fit quite happily within the classical mould Haydn and Mozart had created. Haydn, in particular, would have appreciated their quicksilver wit.
With the colossal Third though, the mould is shattered and cast aside. A symphony on such a gigantic scale was totally unprecedented. This is where Beethoven truly begins to reshape music.
This event is part of a four concert series where we will be playing all nine of Beethoven's symphonies.
Presented by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in association with Auckland Arts Festival and Auckland Live
Supported by the APO Stellar Fund and the Rua & Clarrie Stevens Charitable Trust