The Immortal Beethoven

December 16, 2016
 
Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis

Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis

By Joseph Karl Stieler - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=165990

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, Sinfonia da Camera helps us celebrate the birthday and enduring legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven in a concert featuring his own works and a world premiere vocal setting of his famous letter to “The Immortal Beloved” from 1812 by Robert Chumbley. Beethoven expresses himself both through his music and through the heartfelt text sent to the mysterious, unnamed addressee of this letter in a concert sure to further illumine Beethoven as an artist and as a human being.

Sinfonia da Camera: The Immortal Beethoven (11/16/15)
Ian Hobson, Music Director and Conductor
Ricardo Herrera, Baritone

Works played:

Beethoven | Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21
Chumbley | The Letter
BeethovenPrometheus, op. 43


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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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