繼承並延續前輩心得，貝多芬從古典格式中創出浪漫精神，第七號交響曲自海頓式序奏開頭，加以比美莫札特的動聽旋律，最後展現酒神狂歡般的白熱化升騰，是華格納口中「舞蹈的神話」，更是廣被引用的經典。一邊是親情和懇求，一邊是報仇與責任，悲劇《柯里奧蘭》盡訴兩難中的掙扎，貝多芬按情節鋪展出震撼人心的樂想，細膩刻劃角色的受苦內心。中提琴與作曲皆擅，狄恩的創作總能展現新奇想像，足稱當今南半球最重要的音樂名家。他的中提琴協奏曲結構獨樹一幟，在獨奏技法的開創與管絃聲響的處理上皆有出色洞見，是令人印象深刻的傑作。NSO 以貝多芬金曲與當代名家名作，在貝多芬250 誕生年傳承創作火炬，歡迎大家和NSO 一起回顧偉大傳統、持續傾聽現代！
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Brett Dean, viola
Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op.62
Brett Dean: Viola Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92
Building upon the musical styles of his predecessors, Beethoven brought an intrinsic romantic spirit to his compositions. His Seventh Symphony opens with a Haydnstyle introduction and contains lines as glamorous as Mozart’s, and strides forth in an ascending Dionysian blaze. Wagner called it the “apotheosis of the dance”, a delightful piece in music history. In Coriolan, a tragedy that portrays the hero’s inner struggle between familial duty and honor through vengeance, Beethoven delineates impressive musical ideas corresponding to the narrative, exquisitely depicting the protagonist’s struggles. As an apt violist and composer, Dean has always imbued his compositions with such imagination that he has become the foremost composer of the southern hemisphere. His Viola Concerto, built on an unconventional structure, demonstrates stunning creativity in techniques for its solo and orchestration which have made it an unforgettable piece. In the year of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, the NSO will present his signature works alongside the showpiece of a contemporary composer, symbolizing the passing of the torch. Join us! Witness the passing on of a legacy!