Berlioz’ Symphony Fantastique a saw a strong and happy end of his pursuit of the hand of Harriet Smithson; Schumman’s 3rd Symphony marked the end of his compositional life (although not a happy ending); Gustav Holst gave up on astrology after composing “the Planets”; while Beethoven’s 5th Symphony came about when his deafness saw him give up on being a concert pianist and turn to composing full time.
These are some of the works that saw us finish this year “STRONG”.
Programme - 11 November
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22
Schumann - Symphony No. 3
Programme - 24 November
('Jupiter - Starts 22 minutes 30 seconds in)
Beethoven - Symphony No.5
The Messiah Deconstructed
As the year draws to a close, did you know that the original meaning (in English) for “merry” is “strong”? Have a “strong” Christmas.