August 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Lovers of classical music, especially compositions from the famous Ludwig Van Beethoven will be pleased to know that the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing two of his symphonies come 10th September 2011 at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP). Conducted by Mr Claus Peter Flor, the members of the orchestra will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Symphony No. 7.
Beethoven was one of the most famous and influential composers of all times and played an important part in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music. His musical talent was obvious at an early age of seven and studied under a few individuals who taught him how to play the piano, viola and violin. Beethoven was also occasionally referred to as one of the ‘three Bs’ (along with Bach and Brahms). In his lifetime, Beethoven composed in several musical genres as well as a significant quantity of chamber music. He wrote nine symphonies and nine concertos, of which seven are widely recognisable throughout the world. One of his more famous work for solo piano includes Für Elise.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in all of classical music. It is also one of the most often played symphonies. This piece first premiered on 22nd December 1808 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and was directed by Beethoven himself. Though the performance did not receive favourable response during its premiere, it was later highly regarded as a magnificent piece by E.T. A Hoffmann. Symphony No. 7 was the seventh of his nine symphonies and was completed in 1812. The second movement Allegretto was the most popular movement, which resulted in it being performed more frequently and separated from the complete symphony.
Tickets for the performance are priced at RM 40, RM 70, RM 110 and RM 150. All patrons of the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas will have to observe the premise’s dress code for the performance, which is smart casual. This performance is scheduled to perform at 8.30 pm. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to DFP’s home page here or by calling the Box Office at 03 2051 7007. The Box Office is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 10.00 am till 6.00 pm. On performance nights, it is open until 9.00 pm.
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