‘This work evokes terror, fright, horror and pain, and awakens endless longing’ (ETA Hoffman, review of Beethoven’s Fifth)
Opening with perhaps the most recognisable four notes in classical music (interpreted by some as fate knocking on the door), Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony stirred extreme emotions in audiences of its day, with accounts of listeners shouting and trembling in their seats. As the myth around Beethoven grew following his death, it was this symphony, above all others, that represented the supernatural power of his music. Aurora performs this epoch-making work afresh entirely from memory, and invite you to come and experience why it’s still groundbreaking, expressive, and relevant 200 years later.
Part of The Orchestral Theatre: The Claus Moser Series at Southbank Centre.
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Please note that haze and dramatic lighting and sound effects are used during this performance.