Starring: Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, Adam Szmidt, Lizet Smith
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Adam Szmidt
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Introduction, Theme & Variations
Soloist – Lizet Smith
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21, was dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, an early patron of the composer.
The Introduction, Theme & Variations has a suggested composition year of 1809, and is dedicated to Allesandro Abate. An operatic quality pervades the Introduction, Theme and Variations attributed to Rossini. The opening Andante is based on Amaltea’s area “La pace mia smarrita” from Mosè in Egitto (1818); even the florid vocal line is scarcely more elaborate than the fioriture which the singers of the day employed in such pieces (whether or not they had been provided by the composer). The jaunty theme is also by Rossini: it is Malcolm’s cabaletta “Oh quante lacrime” from La donna del lago (1819). The clarinetist’s impressive elaboration of the theme in the five variations and coda which follow is fully in the spirit of the vocal coloratura.
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