Schumann with Herreweghe and Altstaedt

Philippe Herreweghe, Nicolas Altstaedt
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Fri 12.01.2024 – 20:00
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
Fri 12.01.24
Past event

Originally Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 was supposed to be dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. When the latter crowned himself Emperor of France, Beethoven was so dismayed that he scratched out Napoleon’s name on the title page so fiercely that it left a hole in the paper. The work soon became famous under its new title, Eroica. Besides symphonies, Beethoven also composed several works for the stage. His overture to Coriolanus reveals how intensely dramatic his music is, even without text. Star cellist Nicolas Altstaedt has always enjoyed the emotional eloquence of Schuman’s Cello Concerto. The German romantic composer’s work reaches new heights thanks to the analytical skills of honorary conductor Philippe Herreweghe, an expert when it comes to performances of works by either composer.


Beethoven Overture Coriolanus , opus 63

Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, opus 129

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, opus 55, "Eroica"