Lake Union Civic Orchestra April 8 – Apotheosis of the Dance


​It was Richard Wagner, a champion of Ludwig van Beethoven’s music and a great conductor of his symphonies, who had described Beethoven’s 7th as “The Apotheosis of the Dance.” Each movement of Beethoven’s masterpiece is propelled by irresistible dance rhythms that enthralled the audience during the premiere in 1813 with the composer himself at the helm. The performance was so successful that the second movement Allegretto had to be encored immediately!

Norwegian and English composers Edvard Grieg and Malcolm Arnold (known for his scoring of the famous movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai”) each wrote distinct music based on traditional dance movements which promise to keep your toes tapping!

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