Tuesday 3 March 2015 at 6:30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Beethoven Incidental Music to Egmont
Richard Gill conductor/host
A deeply personal work on the importance of individual freedom, Beethoven’s incidental music to Goethe’s Egmont features a score that positively crackles with the play’s rich themes of love and heroic defiance. Written a few years after the Eroica Symphony at a time when Napoleon was extending his domination over Europe, Egmont is a stirring tribute to courage in the face of adversity.