Irony and Joy
Concert Series of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
The Goethe-Institut Cyprus would like to draw your attention to the following event by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of the Beethoven anniversary.
The tribute of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra to the unparalleled genius of Beethoven continues with his Symphony no. 8, a lighthearted masterpiece containing passages that could even be perceived as musical jokes. This comical angle – irony and joy! – is what connects Beethoven’s symphony with the other two works of this programme: While Rossini’s La scala di seta – an operatic farsa comica – is genuinely comical, Strauss’ Burlesque flirts with the idea of a witty parody of the “serious” concerto genre.
G. Rossini: La scala di seta: Overture
R. Strauss: Burlesque for piano and orchestra in D minorL. v. Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93
Soloist: Andri Hadjiandreou (piano)
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann