Beethoven: a strong motif
This programme focuses on two monumental compositions by Beethoven that are closely connected: 'Piano Concerto No. 4' and 'Symphony No. 5', also known as the "Victory Symphony". They were composed nearly simultaneously and are both based on the same well-known rhythmic motif. However, Beethoven gave this motif a very different musical meaning: while the piano concerto is poetic in nature, the symphony is dramatic. The concert is opened with the 'Chamber Symphony' composed by Jeroen D’hoe based on Beethoven’s orchestral sound.
director Jan Caeyers piano Alexander Melnikov