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Beethoven's Seventh

Beethoven's Seventh

Beethoven's Seventh

Beethoven's Seventh

Fri, Jan 13 - Sun, Jan 15, 2017
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall

Described “with bravura, finesse and an intelligence that makes these versions a true celebration of Beethoven’s genius,” Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony’s latest recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 has been met with outstanding critical acclaim. This weekend, Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Pittsburgh to lead this remarkable work. Following the premiere of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in 1813 to benefit the wounded soldiers after the battle of Hanau, the crowd rose to their feet in praise of this joyous work. Composed a little more than 100 years later, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 premiered in celebration of the composer’s 50th birthday in 1915. The work opens with a four-note theme in the horns that is developed seamlessly throughout, expanding into an exhilarating rush of energy to the end.


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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92  
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 82 

Program Notes

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This concert is part of these series:

Friday Ovation
Friday Bravura 
Friday Premiere
Sunday Ovation
Sunday Bravura
Sunday Premiere


Run Time: Concert will last approximately one hour fifty-five minutes.


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