Andreas Delfs conducts the RPO in two Beethoven symphonies Monday night 09/19 @8pm
"The final movement had an almost breakneck speed, but Delfs and the orchestra were always in control." wrote City music critic Daniel Kushner of an all-Beethoven concert by the RPO Monday night 09/19 @8pm
Andreas Delfs says that Beethoven’s First and Seventh Symphonies reflect his evolving artistic vision as well as his humanity.
“He struggled with his work in a way that Mozart had never done, and I think that's why we relate to his music so much today,” Delfs told WXXI’s Julia Figueras. “We all know what it means to struggle with a problem, stamping your feet and smashing a bottle of wine against the wall. You hear those conflicts, those problems, and the solutions to these problems in the hard work that Beethoven put in.”
Hear more from their conversation On Record.
In a review in City, music critic Daniel Kushner wrote, "Delfs became like a man possessed, his passion for the music not only evident in the collective sound of the orchestra but also in his effusive conducting. In totality, this was among the most energetic performances from the RPO in recent memory."