About the Event
Prepare to be mesmerized by a truly remarkable performance of Beethoven's masterpiece at the exquisite Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo in Milan. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of classical music like never before.
The concert will begin with a reading of Ludwig van Beethoven's testament, written on October 6, 1802, in Heiligenstadt when he was on the verge of despair due to irreversible deafness. Massimiliano Finazzer Flory will bring these powerful words to life, providing insight into Beethoven's struggles and his heartfelt message to his brothers Karl and Johann.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a timeless masterpiece, continues to move us even after almost 200 years since its first performance at the Carinthian Gate Theater. For many composers of the nineteenth century, this work symbolized the legacy of the Master of Bonn and represented an unattainable pinnacle of grandeur. Its profound message of strength and brotherhood remains as powerful and relevant today.
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Sinfonia n. 9 in Re minore op. 125
|Conductor:||Claus Peter Flor|
|Orchestra:||Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi|
|Choir:||Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi|
|Narrator:||Massimiliano Finazzer Flory|
|Choirmaster:||Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina|
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.