Nhan Dan Online – Two concerts entitled ‘Beethoven Cycle No 7’ will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on June 3-4, promising to delight Hanoi audiences with well-known works by the famous composer, Ludwig van Beethoven.
The event will feature a solo performance of Beethoven’s charming Violin Concerto in D major, op.61, by Vietnamese violinist Le Hoai Nam, who is now a member of the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra.
The concerto in D major, which had a challenging route to fame, was written in 1806 and dedicated to Franz Clement, a leading violinist of the day. Unfortunately, its debut did not draw much interest from the public, and it almost fell into oblivion. After Beethoven's death, the work was revived in 1844 through a performance by 12-year-old violinist Joseph Joachim. Since then, it has become one of the essential works in the repertoire of violin concertos.
Classical music connoisseurs will also enjoy Beethoven’s symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, performed by artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) under the baton of renowned German conductor Jonas Alber, former General Music Director of the Braunschweig National Theatre.
The ‘Beethoven Cycle No 7’ concerts are part of a VNSO series of nine concerts presenting the best symphonies and concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven. Since its debut in 2009, the project has drawn the participation of many world-famous artists and conductors such as Michie Koyama , Tomoko Mukaiyama, Lina Matsuda, Hibiki Tamura, Le Phi Phi and Christoph Campestrini.