Venue Details

Juraj Valčuha conductor

Sunwook Kim piano

Wagner referred to Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony as the ‘apotheosis of the dance’, noting that rhythm is the music’s prime motivating force. Throughout the symphony, Beethoven takes a small rhythmic idea and runs with it over and over as if mesmerized by the intoxicating power of its repetition, climaxing in a final coda of overwhelming joy and excitement. A composer Beethoven regarded as his greatest contemporary, Cherubini's Medea dramatises the Greek legend of Medea's murderous revenge on her unfaithful husband.

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 7