Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Played works

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Description

Ludwig van Beethoven’s lyrical Symphony No. 4 is performed by the Concertgebouworkest under Iván Fischer. You can watch the performance with or without Iván Fischer’s commentary.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Fourth Symphony not long after the Fourth Piano Concerto. Beethoven’s long struggle with what was later to become his Fifth Symphony had caused him to put it aside for a while; it was during this time that these two highly lyrical works were composed. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 contains no obvious connection with events in Beethoven’s life nor ethical values that would increase its worth, as is known about the heroic Third or the ill-fated Fifth. The Fourth Symphony is simply about itself.

Iván Fischer, conductor

Iván Fischer has been a welcome guest conductor with the Concertgebouworkest since 1987. Fischer’s way of working, which is as unusual as it is committed, and the musicians’ enthusiasm and virtuosity always result in very special performances. You can watch the performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony with or without Iván Fischer’s commentary. The conductor’s fascinating explanation takes you straight to Beethoven’s time.

watch the concert with commentary by Iván Fischer

Read more

Recommended concerts: Christmas matinee

December 2019 Wednesday 14:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tickets
January 2020 Thursday 20:00
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Belgium
Tickets
January 2020 Friday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tickets

Popular