Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

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On Friday, September 25, PRSO returned to the stage of Dvořák's Hall in Rudolfinum after a long time.

We commemorated this year's Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary with his First Symphony. Beethoven's first symphony premiered at the author's concert in April 1800. It is a peaceful and carefree composition, but it still provoked negative reactions. It was clear that the author was talented, but he was reproached for "caricaturing Haydn" and for leaving too much freedom to "inappropriate outbursts of conceited arrogance". From today's point of view and with the knowledge of further development of the composer's manuscript, such judgments seem comic. In his No. 1, he has certainly not yet reached complete liberation from traditional solutions, the influence of Haydn and Mozart is clear.

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