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Beethoven changed our way of listening and the meaning of the word “symphony,” thus creating our expectation of a symphony as a monumental work of rich musical complexity and possibly extra-musical meaning, or as Mahler put it, “…a symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” This new pair of lectures is the first installment in a larger new series that addresses the question that all composers who wanted to write symphonies after Beethoven had to ask: “What do we do now?”
Schubert’s 9th symphony languished unheard until ten years after Schubert’s death, when in 1838 the composer’s brother gave a copy of the work to Robert Schumann, who brought it to Felix Mendelssohn, who then conducted its premiere at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in 1839. The work, however, was found to be so long and difficult to play for the orchestras of the day that the London and Paris orchestras simply refused to play it. Classical in form, romantic in spirit, Schumann celebrated the Leipzig premiere with an article in his New Journal of Music where lauded the work for its “heavenly length.” The first great symphony in the wake of Beethoven.
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In-person programs:Adults and children ages 12+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend our in-person programs.
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