Symphonies tune up for Beethoven concerts

A special concert featuring a masterpiece by Beethoven will be held at Hanoi Opera House on December 19.

The famous work, Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 “Choral” will be performed by soprano Pham Thang Long, alto Nguyen Thu Quynh, tenor Nguyen Anh Vu and Japanese basser Fukushima Akiya along with the chorus from Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, Hanoi International Choir and Hanoi Freude Choir under the baton of conductor Honna Tetsuji.

Ticket prices are from VND200,000- VND500,000.

Meanwhile the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) will present a series of works by Beethoven to music lovers at L ‘Espace French Cultural in Hanoi on December 28-29.

Among artists of the VNSO in the show are talented guitarist Pham Hong Ha and conductor Nguyen Khac Thanh.

Concerts aim to make the 245th birthday of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven is considered as a pioneer of Romanism. With his sonatas for violin, composed between 1797 and 1812, he was following his role model Mozart, who recognized the violin as an equal partner for the piano for the first time. Furthermore, Beethoven’s sonata are known for their unconventional modulations and rhythms, which first shocked the audience, but after a while it was seen as the own course of the great classic artist.

Beethoven already enjoyed in his lifetime an outstanding position: Theworld premiere of his Sonata No. 10 in G major took place in Vienna at Prince Lobkowitz’s palace and the archduke played the piano.

By Kim Khanh

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