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WASO: Dean and Beethoven


WASO: Dean and Beethoven

  • Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Perth Concert Hall — 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
  • Tickets: $96 - $18 (choir stalls) — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (08) 9326 0000

Event Details

Adversity, heroism and triumph - Beethoven’s genius revealed.

The years 1802-1805 were some of the most creative yet despairing of Beethoven's life. Brett Dean's Testament was inspired by Beethoven’s famous ‘Heiligenstadt Testament’ of 1802, in which the great composer writes agonisingly about his encroaching deafness. Beethoven himself premiered his Third Piano Concerto in 1803, pushing the possibilities of the instrument to explore new dramatic and expressive worlds. But it was with his Eroica Symphony of 1805 that Beethoven announced his triumphant resolve to overcome adversity - a revolutionary work unprecedented in its length, rhythmic power and heroic spirit.

BRETT DEAN Testament
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 Eroica

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to waso@waso.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Testament : full orchestra by Brett Dean
— performed by West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young

Featured artists

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