Why See Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Dohnanyi Conducts Beethoven?
a most beloved masterpiece
One of the most popular pieces of classical music in the world, Beethoven's joyous Symphony No. 6 depicts the delight and cheer that comes from a visit to the countryside. Taking the listener on this evocative journey is esteemed conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi, with guest violinist Robert Chen and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony No. 6 distills Beethoven's love of nature into five movements from the cheer of the arrival in the country, the merry dancing and expression of the inhabitants, the oncoming thunderstorm, ending in a thankful ecstacy upon its passing. Expect to recognize blue skies, babbling brooks and every detail of the rain in this most celebrated work.
Also included in this program are Part's Fratres and Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 1.
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