Marc Minkowski (photo: Georges Gobet)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Marc Minkowski conductor

Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 59 in A major “Fire Symphony”

Ludwig van Beethoven

The Creatures of Prometheus, ballet music, op. 43

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 20:00

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Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 20:00

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Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 19:00

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Programme

God, rebel and bringer of fire – Prometheus is one of the most important figures in Greek mythology, a shining example of the Enlightenment and a symbol of its impossibility at the same time. Many artists felt called upon to interpret his story. Beethoven reworked Prometheus’ advocacy of mankind through his theft of fire into a heroic-allegorical ballet. It is preceded by a thematically related work, Joseph Haydn’s so-called “Fire Symphony” which is characterised by a passionate, dramatic tone.

Marc Minkowski (photo: Georges Gobet)