A10

Leonore Overture No. 3 was substituted for two earlier versions for Beethoven’s opera Fidelio in 1806, and is the most rewarding of the overtures in terms of fully introducing the main themes of the opera. Its magnificent solemn, measured opening sets the scene for the lofty themes of personal good and evil which are to unfold. We have the Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean, a contemporary of Mozart’s who commissioned the four quartets and two concertos, to thank for much of the wonderful Classical period music that was written for this instrument. The first of the concertos was composed in 1778, and has a lovely lightness of touch typical of Mozart in his early twenties. Beethoven is known to have expressed his particular fondness for the very neat, Classically proportioned Symphony No. 8 in F major - he referred to as "my little Symphony in F". The work certainly stands out in terms of its own joyful personality and unassuming spirited nature, with passages which can be heard as charming, light-hearted musical jokes.

A10

Leonore Overture No. 3 was substituted for two earlier versions for Beethoven’s opera Fidelio in 1806, and is the most rewarding of the overtures in terms of fully introducing the main themes of the opera. Its magnificent solemn, measured opening sets the scene for the lofty themes of personal good and evil which are to unfold. We have the Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean, a contemporary of Mozart’s who commissioned the four quartets and two concertos, to thank for much of the wonderful Classical period music that was written for this instrument. The first of the concertos was composed in 1778, and has a lovely lightness of touch typical of Mozart in his early twenties. Beethoven is known to have expressed his particular fondness for the very neat, Classically proportioned Symphony No. 8 in F major - he referred to as "my little Symphony in F". The work certainly stands out in terms of its own joyful personality and unassuming spirited nature, with passages which can be heard as charming, light-hearted musical jokes.

Date

07 July 2021

Time

7:30 PM

Venue

Thailand Cultural Centre, Main Hall

Orchestra

RBSO

Conductor

Ed Spanjaard

Soloist

Claudia Stein, Flute

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Leonore Overture, No. 3, Op. 72b
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

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