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Dance Apotheosis – Beethoven 250

Sat, 05.09.2020, 19:30 h
Dance Apotheosis – Beethoven 250
Jan Lisiecki, Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano

Jan Lisiecki, Piano
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome)
Sir Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Overture to «King Stephen», Op. 117 10'

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 35'

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 40'

CHF 160/135/95/65

«The Apotheosis of Dance»: Richard Wagner, with these now legendary words, could not have better described Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, whose four movements depict a succession of «dances», colours and rhythms, with the highest power of enchantment. This masterpiece is interpreted by the orchestra of one of the oldest musical institutions on the planet, the Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome, founded in 1585 by Pope Sixtus V, and its conductor since 2005, Sir Antonio Pappano. Artists who made their mark on the 2017 edition of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy with two high-flying evenings, together with Diana Damrau and Evgeny Kissin. They share the stage with Jan Lisiecki, a Canadian prodigy of Polish origin, literally “at home” in the performance of the Second Concerto of his most famous compatriot, Frédéric Chopin.
Event Locality
Festival-Zelt Gstaad
Sportzentrumstrasse 9
3780 Gstaad
Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy AG
Dorfstrasse 60, Postfach
3792 Saanen
Tel.: +41 33 748 83 38
Fax: +41 33 748 83 39
Ticketing Gstaad
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3780 Gstaad
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