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|2019-11-22 Fri 19:30||National Concert Hall||400 700 1000 1200 1500||Buy|
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67, Fate
In the field of artistic creation, it seems like it has become a rule that most masterpieces must be bred in unfavorable environments. The harsher the environment, the greater the piece. This rule applied both in the past and today. In the autumn of 1807, Beethoven experienced unrequited love, and threw himself fully into his composing. He tried to forget his failure in real life through music, with “defeat hardship and walk to victory” becoming the motto for the middle stage of his composing career. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, nicknamed Fate, truly reflected his inner world. In four movements that press onward with unrelenting momentum, Beethoven’s victory song proclaims his refusal to be defeated by fate. In the early 20th century, Europe was horribly devastated by World War I , with Denmark, a neutral country, unavoidably affected. During this tumultuous time, Danish composer Nielsen wrote his Fourth Symphony The Inextinguishable. In his perception, which reaches beyond outstanding artistry, only the human soul is everlasting. Breaking through the form of the traditional symphony Nielsen adopted the single movement form for this work, depicting the tension of a war zone. Only a live concert will bring you an unforgettable experience.