Beethoven’s Heroes

Bart Van Reyn

Concerts

Date Time Location Country Project Tickets  
15-05-'25 Tax shelter premiere 20:00 Cultuurcentrum Hasselt BE -
Program
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Leonora op.72a (extracts) - vers. 1805 Overture (II)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Rezitativ und Arie “Ach brich noch nicht du mattes Herz”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Ah! Perfido! (1796)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Symphonie N .3 “Eroica” in Es Dur (1803)
Soloist
  • Veronique Gens -
16-05-'25 20:00 Concertgebouw Brugge BE Tickets
Program
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Leonora op.72a (extracts) - vers. 1805 Overture (II)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Rezitativ und Arie “Ach brich noch nicht du mattes Herz”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Ah! Perfido! (1796)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Symphonie N .3 “Eroica” in Es Dur (1803)
Soloist
  • Veronique Gens -

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – Leonora op.72a (extracts) – vers. 1805 Overture (II)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – Rezitativ und Arie “Ach brich noch nicht du mattes Herz”

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – Ah! Perfido! (1796)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – Symphonie N .3 “Eroica” in Es Dur (1803)

Anima Eterna and Bart van Reyn invite you to enter the heart of Beethovenian love affairs with this original programme full of the spirit of the Revolution! Sentimental love first, with the aria for soprano and orchestra “Ah! Perfido” op. 65, which sings of love betrayed and perjured, but which expresses all the independence and strength of character of the heroine, in an ideal that was already romantic. This mysterious score by the young Beethoven already heralded the great heroic works composed after 1800.

Then the political love: Beethoven’s love for the figure of Bonaparte, to whom he dedicated his Third Symphony, which was revolutionary in every sense of the word! But here too, love was betrayed! When Bonaparte became Napoleon in 1804, Beethoven angrily drew a line over his dedication and replaced it with “in memory of a great man”… Both sentimental and political loves at last, with the figure of Leonore/Fidelio, a free and courageous woman who does not hesitate to disguise herself as a man and go to prison to free the man she loves, a political prisoner of a violent despot. Here are the stories of Ludwig van B’s heroic loves, imbued with the deep convictions of a free man steeped in the ideals of the Enlightenment.

With the support of the tax shelter measure through Flanders Tax Shelter.