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Wellington Youth Orchestra’s final, tumultuous concert for 2014

By , 21/10/2014
Richard Wagner described Beethoven's Seventh Symphony as "the Apotheosis of the Dance", referring to the dominance of rhythm over melody throughout much of the symphony's duration. Yes, the tunes are there, but, apart from some lyrical sequences in the work's introduction, and throughout the trio of the third-movement Scherzo, the melodies are constantly dancing, stamping or galloping about! If ever a work by Beethoven demonstrated the composer's own euphoric description... read more

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