Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Beethoven Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’
Beethoven Symphony No.7
It’s said that when Beethoven became deaf, the music he missed above all was birdsong. The Pastoral Symphony is a tender, affectionate picture of the countryside he loved so much, from a babbling brook to a violent thunderstorm. But it’s not merely pictorial. In this very personal music, Beethoven pours out his joy at being in nature.
Joy in the Seventh Symphony is all about rhythm. ‘The apotheosis of the dance’, Wagner said, and he was right. This irresistible music skips and springs and leaps with vigour, yet also with miraculous lightness and grace.
This event is part of a four concert series where we will be playing all nine of Beethoven's symphonies. Book all four concerts to save 15%!
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