The tribute of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra to the 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 minor
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93
Soloist: Andri Hadjiandreou (piano)
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann
26 February 2020
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