Tiroler Festspiele Erl - Beethoven - Symphonies No.4 & 5
Christian Daniel Friedrich Schubart heard a "look for a better world" in the key of B flat major. And indeed, the 4th Symphony in B flat major op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven seems to point pleasurably into the future. He wrote this fine, almost chamber-musically instrumented composition in 1806 - inserted between the work on the monumental "Eroica" and his "Fate Symphony". But even in this fine music the stormy sound sometimes breaks through, which already points to the coming symphony. And it begins with the most famous four beats in music history. Even if the saying "So fate knocks at the door" is not by Beethoven, but by his biographer Schindler, these sombre chords are inseparable from the idea of inescapable fate. It is indisputable that Beethoven's enthusiasm for the ideals of the French Revolution, whose songs are said to have inspired the Fifth Symphony as well. The concert evening presents a facet of Beethoven that does not at all want to fit the cliché of the angry revolutionary.
Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival Erl
Conductor Erik Nielsen
Soprano Jennifer Davis