Feel the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it with more than 200 years of cobwebs swept off the score. Václav Luks, artistic director of Prague’s Collegium 1704, pairs it with the H+H premiere of Czech composer Jan Vaclav Voříšek’s only symphony. A friend of Beethoven and Schubert, Voříšek’s symphony is a fusion of both. Plus, the spirited introduction to an operatic love triangle by the prodigiously gifted Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Bologne: Overture to L’amant Anonyme
Voříšek: Symphony in D Major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Václav Luks, conductor
Read all about this concert’s music and musicians in the program book.