The Sound of History

The Sound of History

Beethoven, Napoleon & Revolution

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Dates

7 Mar 2020
Duration 2hrs
Interval 20 mins (included)

Times

Sat, 7 Mar 2020, 8:00PM
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Prices

Premium
Adult $119.00
Friends $101.00
Groups 6+ (per ticket) $101.00
A Reserve
Adult $109.00
Friends $92.00
Concession $87.00
Under 30 $55.00
Full Time Student $49.00
Groups 6+ (per ticket) $92.00
B Reserve
Adult $79.00
Friends $67.00
Concession $64.00
Under 30 $40.00
Full Time Student $35.00
Groups 6+ (per ticket) $67.00
A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Venue

Adelaide Town Hall

Important Information

Please note tickets are limited to 2 per Adelaide Festival Friend. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public 29th October 12 noon

Concession

Concession includes Pensioner, unemployed, MEAA Equity

He recently took out the figurative gold logie for Australia’s most popular composer but how well do we really know Beethoven? This unique evening commemorating his 250th year delivers startling insights into the turning point of his life, October 6 1802, when he composed not a piece of music but a letter that he kept secret until he died. Brett Dean, himself now one of the world’s most acclaimed composers, leads the ASO from the violas and invites his friend Christopher Clark, professor of history at Cambridge University, to give a rich context-social, political and scientific-for the famous Heiligenstadt Testament

The realisation that the playful, life-affirming works written when Ludwig was a stellar figure in Vienna are actually those of a young man on the brink of suicide will shock you. That he could defy his depression and crippling affliction with the most revolutionary symphony ever composed, the Eroica, is one of Art’s great miracles.

At the concert’s centre Dean’s own moving and terrifying work evokes the maestro’s vanishing sound world and lets us share the panic and alienation that he was forced to mask.

[Dean] conjured the Eroica with a creator’s fresh ear for its iconoclasm and a natural communicator’s instinct for breath, focus and direction. Orchestral musicians who could stand up to play did so…and strong inner voices sprang to life, unfurling the symphony as a gigantic piece of chamber music…Wonderfully invigorating. The Guardian

Personnel: 
Brett Dean - Play/Direct Viola
Sir Christopher Clark - Presenter
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire: 
Beethoven - Movements from Septet, Piano Concerto No.1 (Introduction), Symphony No.1 and Symphony No.2
Brett Dean - Testament
Beethoven - Symphony No.3, Eroica

Presented by Adelaide Festival