Small and large format concerts and conferences pay tribute to the great German musical genius.
Fes Palau, fes Beethoven! is the generic title that Palau de la Música has given to a series of acts scheduled for the first months of 2017 that aim to pay tribute to the figure of Ludwig van Beethoven. The organisers justify this tribute by claiming that, "In the history of music there is no comparable composer to Ludwig van Beethoven" and that "His great contributions in the field of symphonies, chamber music and sonatas represent a new model for all future generations of artists". They also point out that, "Beethoven expresses better than anyone the tragedy, drama and emotions deep inside".
Although some of the acts making up this tribute have already taken place, many of the highlights are scheduled for March, including the Complete Beethoven Symphonies, from 12 to 15 March, in which the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, will run through Symphonies 1 to 9, playing one or two pieces in each appearance. Meanwhile, on 7 March, Dr. Carlos Calderón will be offering a talk that reviews Beethoven’s complex life through his symphonies. Other concerts scheduled for March feature violinist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Yefim Bronfam on the 9th, and the debut of the Big Band Beethoven on the 26th, which is an ideal concert for children.
Further along, on 19 April, the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès will be interpreting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony while, in May, Kristian Bezuidenhout will offer a fortepiano recital on the 2nd and the cycle will come to a close with the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.
Additional information is available from the Palau de la Música website.
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