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Sun 14 November 2021 - 8 pm | Konzerthaus Berlin

Let there be light

Fabio Biondi

Violin concerto of a 14-year-old – conducted and played by Fabio Biondi for his RSB debut & Beethoven aged 31, alias: Prometheus.

Symphony concert from € 20

Programme

Gioacchino Rossini “La gazza ladra” (Die diebische Elster) – Ouvertüre zur Oper

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Konzert für Violine und Streichorchester d-Moll

Ludwig van Beethoven “Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus” – Ballettmusik op. 43

Cast

Fabio Biondi - Conductor

Fabio Biondi - Violin

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Let there be light

The light touch. The composers Gioacchino Rossini and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy had it at their disposal in abundance. In contrast, Ludwig van Beethoven laboured through his compositions. But why does that matter anyway? A shimmering Rossini overture full of prosecco effervescence is followed by the formidable violin concerto of a 14-year-old – respectfully played and conducted by Italian full-blooded musician Fabio Biondi in his RSB debut.

Then Prometheus makes his entry, the bringer of light to mankind, who despite defying the divine paternal authority of Zeus could not be stopped from achieving his ends. The 31-year-old Beethoven found in Prometheus the ideal figure with which to identify. The legacy of the philanthropic Titan runs like a thread through Beethoven’s life and work. Perhaps he even become a titan himself, as he is often described today?

 

Artists

Fabio Biondi © Emile Ashley

Fabio Biondi

Conductor

Fabio Biondi © Emile Ashley

Fabio Biondi

Violin

Ticket information

Sun 14 November 2021 - 8 pm Konzerthaus Berlin

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