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25
March 2017
Saturday
6:00 PM
National Forum of Music, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Eroica
Performers:

Joseph Swensen – soloist and direction
Gunnar Linder – shakuhachi
NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra

Programme:

S. Barber Adagio for strings
J. Swensen Shizue – fantasy for shakuhachi and string orchestra
***
L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat major 'Eroica' 

Joseph Swensen, fot. Ugo Ponte

Beethoven composed his Third Symphony in 1803 and conducted the first public performance on April 7, 1805, in Vienna. Written during one of the lowest points in Beethovens life, after the painful confirmation of worsening deafness and mounting depression, the challenge of an important and substantial new symphony became, for the composer, a great rallying cry and a heroic feat in its own right. Beethoven intended to name his Third Symphony for Napoleon Bonaparte having contemplated such a piece since 1798, however, when the news reached Vienna that Napoleon had declared himself emperor, Beethoven tore up the title page in a fit of rage. A century later, Toscanini famously stated, Some say it is Napoleon, some Hitler, some Mussolini. For me, it is simply Allegro con brio.  When it came time to publish, Beethoven suggested, Sinfonia Eroica, composed to celebrate the memory of a great man, without mentioning to which man he referred.

The greatest achievement of the Eroica is that Beethoven created a symphonic energy that frames and proclaims a human drama, thus marking the beginning of the Romantic period in classical music. To the Viennese audience at the first performance, the unexpected length of the first movement and the miserable funeral march that follows sounded like nothing else in all of music. Its the mysterious momentum that is the true heroism of the work. The victory at the end, not traditionally quick or breezy, but a lengthy set of variations and fugue, doesnt simply represent Napoleon, or Beethoven, but all possibilities of triumph.

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP
  • VIP
40 PLN
zone I
  • Normal Ticket
  • Reduced Ticket
30 PLN
20 PLN
zone II
  • Normal Ticket
  • Reduced Ticket
25 PLN
15 PLN
zone III
  • Normal Ticket
  • Reduced Ticket
20 PLN
10 PLN
VIP Room dostępny w przerwie koncertu.

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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

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Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.