At Skipton Town Hall, July 20th, 7.30pm we're playing Beethoven's best symphony*
Beethoven's 7th symphony might not be as famous as the 'Eroica'. the 5th, the 'Pastoral' or the 'Choral' but it is in many ways a work as revolutionary as any of those. Written in the wake of Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Hanau it is a product of the French Revolution, but in the place of the heroic and idealistic revolutionary visions of the 'Eroica' symphony is a humanistic and conciliatory tone, typical of later period Beethoven music.
It is also simply beautiful and has a second movement of soul searching beauty that it is often performed separate of the full symphony and is certainly one of the most profound moments in all of Beethoven's music.
*Well Beethoven considered it his best, and who are we to argue?