- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
- Beethoven’s Eroica
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of the Classical Traditions series at the Chan Centre
In 1802, Beethoven was overcome with depression as the irreversible nature of his deafness became undeniable. He wrote a “testament” to this fact, ending it with the insinuation he would end his life. Myth has it he then arose from his desk and launched into creating the passion and triumph of the Eroica Symphony.
Brett Dean, conductor and violist, leads from the music stand both his own work, inspired by Beethoven’s testament, and the great third symphony.
Symphony No. 3, Eroica
"...it's febrile intensity and sonorous beauty made [this performance] something special."The Times on Dean's Beethoven interpretation