Wednesday 6 Feb 2013, 6.45pmAichi Arts Center, Nagoya-shi
Venue Box Office: +81 52 972 0430
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Akiko Suwanai violin
Beethoven Overture, King Stephen
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Written at a turbulent time in the composer’s life, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is a brilliant example of the tragic yet otherworldly genius that has come to be associated with Beethoven’s music. Napoleonic wars, unrequited love, financial difficulties combine to create a melting pot for the work that resulted. Its highlight comes in the second movement – the Allegretto – where this unrest seems to pour out in a slow, dark, searingly beautiful form.