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Beethoven’s Septet

30 & 31 August 2024

In the Utzon Room

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Beethoven's Septet was one of his most successful early works, an instant hit that found its way into the drawing rooms of the Viennese public.

Richness and depth

With its breezy air, six short, characterful movements, and ample opportunity for individual solos, it was understandably a popular party piece. And in the expert hands of the Sydney Symphony's musicians, we can experience all the delights it has to offer.

Although Anton Webern is best known for his later atonal works, his early music is steeped in the richness of the late 19th century. His Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) was written for a proposed string quartet and was inspired by a holiday in the mountains outside of Vienna with his future wife. All of that emotion spills out in this highly charged work, from romantic yearning to emotional turmoil before, finally, a peaceful resolution.

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