Was Beethoven Irish? A different look at Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with Joe Davies

When:
1st March 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021-03-01T19:00:00+00:00
2021-03-01T20:00:00+00:00
Where:
Zoom
Cost:
£8/10
Contact:
Lorna Wright
07534675820

Was Beethoven Irish? A different look at Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Monday 1st March, 7-8pm
£8/10

In 1813, the Napoleonic wars were raging across Europe; with the French Emperor still not defeated, millions across Europe were in desperate need of something to lift their spirits, and to give them hope that the greatest war ever seen could finally end. Beethoven, being Beethoven, entered the fray with something very unexpected….

Dust of your Irish reel book and wear your Beethoven wig proudly as we find out why Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony was the tune of its day. From an exploration of its Irish heritage to an analysis of the haunting (and surprisingly simple!) Second Movement, we answer, once and for all, whether Beethoven was really born in Germany.

Pieces to be performed: The Drunken Dubliner (parts to be sent on enrolment) and the Second Movement of Beethoven 7 which can be found here: https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.7%2C_Op.92_(Beethoven%2C_Ludwig_van)