Classical Series

Beethoven’s Eroica

Feb 02, 2019

8:00 PM

Beethoven's Eroica

Feb 02, 2019 8:00 PM

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Long Beach Performing Arts Center,
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Eckart Preu, Conductor


Symphony No. 3, op. 55, E-flat major, Eroica


Symphony No. 85, B-flat major, La Reine


Overture to L’amant anonyme

Lovers of the Classical period will revel in this program which includes a lovely work by the first classical composer of African ancestry, Josef Boulogne, sometimes referred to as “Black Mozart.” Indeed, the two were acquainted, and in his spirited Overture to L’amant anonyme, it is impossible to miss the stylistic similarities. The nickname La Reine for Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 arose because the work was a favorite of Marie Antoinette who was Queen of France at that time. Haydn’s music had a substantial influence on later composers, including Beethoven, who was his pupil. The latter’s Symphony No. 3 Eroica is a work of epic proportion that marks an important landmark in the transition between the Classical and Romantic periods.

Program and artists subject to change.

Eckart Preu, Conductor

A native of Germany, Mr. Preu came to the United States as winner of the National Conducting Competition of the German Academic Exchange Service (1996) for graduate studies with Harold Farberman at the Hartt School of Music where he also received the Karl Boehm Scholarship. …

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