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Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer plays Beethoven
International top orchestras
Thu 16 May ’24 20:15 uur

Julia Fischer, violin & conducting
Beethoven - Romance for violin & orchestra no. 1 
Bartók - Divertimento 
Beethoven - Romance for violin & orchestra no. 2 
Schubert - Symphony no. 5

Thu 16 May ’24
20:15 uur
  • Thu 16 May ’24
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

For those who have never fallen in love with Julia Fischer, here's the retake. The lovely German plays Ludwig van Beethoven's two romances. Two works in which the great Ludwig once showed himself from an unencumbered, slightly swaggering side. Star violinist Fischer is the most appropriate interpreter for them. Not only is she a violinist this time, she also conducts the legendary Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, named after that magnificent church in the heart of London where it all once began in 1959. The famous chamber orchestra of which many will have LPs, CDs or DVDs on their shelves.

There will be a free introduction at 7:30 PM, co-sponsored by the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Friends Association.

Bartók composed his Divertimento for string orchestra in 1939. It was the last thing he wrote in his native Hungary; in 1940 he fled the Nazis, whose politics he found repugnant, to the United States. Gypsy music can be heard in the final movement of the Divertimento; after all, Bartók was fond of folk music. When Schubert wrote his Fifth Symphony, Mozart was not far away. Schubert idolized Mozart, the famous symphony in G moll first and foremost. That one lay next to it on Schubert's worktable while he was composing. Yet it became all Schubert, no matter how young - eighteen years old - he was at the time of his Fifth Symphony.