Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Played works

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 7


This rendition of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony led by Gustavo Gimeno was the Concertgebouworkest's first performance since the Dutch lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic.

This concert stream is dedicated to all those who have suffered in any way as a result of coronavirus and the crisis it has caused. Ludwig van Beethoven personally led the premiere of his Seventh Symphony on a benefit concert given on 8 December 1813 for the wounded soldiers who had fought in the Battle of Hanau. An instant success, the symphony is still a firm favourite today, thanks particularly to its rhythmic drive, lust for life and vitality.