Beethoven, Napoleon and Revolution
Join us at the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall, in association with Southbank Centre, as violist Brett Dean directs his own Beethoven-inspired works and the Romantic hero's 'Eroica' Symphony, which Beethoven originally dedicated to Napoleon − the hero of the French Revolution.
Heroes define their age – and by any measure, Beethoven is a hero.
Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony altered the course of music. Through speech, musical excerpts and static visuals, Hero Worship uncovers the historic transition from Classical to Romantic. It traces the fall of post-revolution Napoleon, and the rise of Beethoven from artist to hero – the great composer’s increasing deafness and personal and artistic anguish reflected in Brett Dean’s modern Testament.
From Artist to Hero with Sir Christopher Clark and Beethoven excerpts
BRETT DEAN Testament (for chamber orchestra)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3, 'Eroica'
Brett Dean Director/Viola
Dr Christopher Clark Presenter
Front Stalls (standard): £30, £20
Rear Stalls (standard): £30, £20, £10
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Child (under 16): 50% off
Groups (4+): 20% off
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