Jérémie Rhorer continues his Beethoven journey with two new symphonies. In residence since last year at the Grand Théâtre, the Cercle de l’Harmonie, founded in 2005, has risen to the highest rank of ensembles on period instruments.
At one time dedicated to Bonaparte, the presumed “hero” of the French Revolution, Symphony No. 3 sensitively revisits the heroic and martial style that had invaded many European symphonies during the years 1790-1815.
Consecrated in 1808 by the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann as “one of the most important works of our time,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 sets forth its famous motif of fate knocking at the door, before irrigating the entire musical material.
Over the course of the four movements, a veritable symphonic volcano erupts on stage: a monument of power and fervor from which one cannot escape unscathed.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony n°5 en ut mineur, op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony n°3 en mi bémol majeur, op. 55 « Héroïque »
Jérémie Rhorer, conductor