L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève

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Date(s) - August 2, 2023
9:00 p.m.

Parc La Grange


Price (CHF): Free


December 22, 1808: the Viennese public heard Beethoven's 5th symphony for the first time. Since then, its opening motif (po-po-po-pooom!) has become the most famous in the history of symphonic music, and this symphony the expression of the powerful Beethovenian will that forces fate and rises from the shadows in the light. But that's only half the story. The same evening, the composer's 6th symphony was also presented, which tells something completely different: the contemplation of a stream, birds, the darkening sky, the storm that bursts, and the recognition that follows. . 214 years, 7 months and 11 days after this Viennese evening, it is in this sense that one can nourish oneself with these works: rediscover the powerful will to extract oneself from the agitation to reconnect with the contemplation of the world.

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