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After testing positive for the coronavirus, Maxim Vengerov will be unable to travel to Hungary to conduct the Hungarian National Philharmonic on this occasion as scheduled. Taking his place on Müpa Budapest’s podium at the 8 October concert, therefore, will be Kossuth Prize- and Ferenc Liszt Award-winning conductor János Kovács.
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra looks forward to rescheduling the concert with Maxim Vengerov for a later date.
The concert will feature performance of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 in B minor and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major.
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Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”), D. 759
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (E flat major, “Eroica”)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: János Kovács
Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 from 1822 comprises, instead of the usual four-movement structure, only two movements. Music historians have come up with many different hypotheses as to the reason it remained unfinished, but even today, we still do not know for certain. The work confronts the listener with the duality of a dark, tragic and fatalistic style combined with mellow lyricism.
The four movements of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, which was composed between 1802 and 1804, could be the portrait of a hero. The opening movement of the first movement returns in gloriously transfigured form at its end. This is followed by a scherzo, a funeral march and, finally, a movement of variations – including one in a Hungarian verbunkos style – on a German dance, tune. Beethoven originally subtitled the symphony „Buonaparte”, but changed this to Eroica after Napoleon crowned himself emperor.