Entrée-Essentials: Beethoven’s Fifth

Iván Fischer conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

A concert with Iván Fischer is always an experience. Here he breathes new life into Beethoven’s widely known Fifth Symphony as only he can.

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A concert with Iván Fischer is always an experience. Here he breathes new life into Beethoven’s widely known Fifth Symphony as only he can.

The Essentials Series introduces you to the masterpieces every music lover should know.

Concert programme

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5

Performers

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About this concert

The Essentials Series introduces you to the masterpieces every music lover should know, performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra and given a lively introduction by the incomparable Thomas Vanderveken. Everyone knows the beginning of Beethoven’s Fifth: da-da-da-daaaa! But what about the rest? Have you ever heard how ingeniously Beethoven structures the work with the barest of materials? And how compelling and vibrant it still sounds? 

The Hungarian maestro Iván Fischer likes to keep the musicians on their toes, always has fresh ideas, and experiments with styles of playing and spatial arrangements. All this has resulted in spectacular, critically acclaimed performances. It comes as no surprise that the Concertgebouw Orchestra recently appointed him honorary guest conductor. Iván Fischer breathes new life into Beethoven’s widely known Fifth Symphony as only he can.