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  • In 1649, Francesco Cavalli, who was the most important opera composer of the time in Venice, turned the Greek myth of Jason and Medea into an opera for the libertine and hedonistic city of Venice and filled it with comic scenes, pathetic lamenti, scenes of madness or Jean-Christophe Spinosi invites us to a truly Beethovenian concert, evocative of the long performances organized by Beethoven in Vienna: on 22 December 1808, he gave his symphonies no. 5 and 6 and also his 4th piano concerto, and many other works for more than four hours of music! For this homage to Beethoven, at his most inventive and most fascinating, these two symphonies composed and created simultaneously by Beethoven, both revolutionary works and remarkably different one from another will be performed.sleep, dressed-up characters.

    First, Symphony no.5, a true manifesto of a new style of composition, leading into a world of speed, fury, grandiose eloquence and orchestra virtuosity: a century would go by before the Rite of Spring created a similar shock! Haydn and Mozart were suddenly relegated to the past century; here is fate knocking, and an irresistible march to glory: the modernity of romanticism and Beethoven’s genius burst into a symphony of such novelty that it still has the same impact today.

    In radical contrast, here is the Pastoral Symphony: man surrenders to nature, remembering his strolls in the countryside, where the sound of animals, wind, thunder and peasant dances people pictorial and descriptive music, infinitely beautiful at times, with violent outbursts of the elements at others.

    At the same time Beethoven was also composing a third masterpiece, his final piano concerto, called the Emperor: certainly not as a tribute to Napoleon, who was bombing Vienna at the time and whom Beethoven reproached for having become a sanguinary tyrant, but a descriptive title for the work, expressing its imperial nature, which also found its place in posterity.

    For this firework concert, Jean-Christophe Spinosi energises his musicians and the dynamic soloist Simon Ghraichy: hailed from Washington, New York, Berlin to Paris, the young French pianist will do justice to Beethoven’s most splendid concerto, with his usual spirit.

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphonies n°5 and 6, Emperor piano concerto « l’Empereur »
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    • English
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  • From March 25, 2018 to March 25, 2018
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 45€ / 2nd category : 65€ / 1st category : 85€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 120€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 140€

    From 45 € to 140 €
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    • Annual - 3rd category : 38€ (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) / 2nd category : 55€ / 1st category : 72€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 105€ REDUCED RATE APPLICABLE TO : - under 26, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people - holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport. Reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 130 837 889 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles internet site.

    From 38 € to 105 €
  • On March 25, 2018 from 15:00 at 17:50
  • * Duration 2h50 with interlude
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