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Eroica at La Coursive

Thu 16 May 2024
8:30 pm, La Coursive

Mark the arrival of the Romantic symphony as Aurora takes Eroica to La Rochelle.

Hear the sounds of a revolution with the defiant opening chords of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, in this memorised performance.

But no music exists in a vacuum. Richard Strauss’ 1945 Metamorphosen is scored for 23 solo strings; an ecstatic, elegiac work closes with an Eroica quotation that mourns the devastation brought about by another, even darker, political regime. We open with Elgar’s ‘Introduction and allegro’.

“… full of fizz, energy and infectious spirit, one of the most vivid live performances of this symphony I have experienced” (Seen and Heard International)