Impartidas por el Director Artístico del Festival, Felipe Aguirre.
«Entender, disfrutar y vivir la música»
Symphony orchestras have developed over the course of almost three centuries. Throughout this period, the creations of great composers have provided them with new techniques, sounds and instruments. Despite the passing of time and trends, this orchestral format has endured as a symbol of the power, greatness and emotion of music.
Two of the greatest composers of all time, brought together by a musical format that is simple yet filled with expression: the Lied. The emergence of this genre is closely linked to the birth of Romanticism, and they both share some of the main goals of classical music: to move a person’s feelings and express deep emotions.
The last few centuries have witnessed the blossoming of great violin virtuosos who, as the years passed, were shaped as true legends. What made them famous? Their sound? Their technical virtuosity? Focusing on their performances, we will delve deeper into this passionate instrument that, despite its 500-year history, has remained practically unaltered.
The great icon of orchestra compositions that without a doubt split the history of symphonic music into two is Beethoven’s Ninth. Although we are familiar with its melodies, to gain a better understanding of the context we must comprehend the connections between the text and the music along with the history of its creation. This is one of the few works that are timeless yet also convey their era.