Vienna Concert Analysis

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This musical evening promises to teleport/teleports us back to Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. Aula Simfonia Jakarta, with its classic(?) architecture and seating capacity of more than a thousand, bears resemblances of European concert halls of the period.

Vienna, in the late eighteenth century, was one of the most musically and culturally significant/magnificent cities in Europe. The expansion of musical venues, such as the opera and concert halls, notwithstanding the increasing numbers of private concerts, enabled/allowed townspeople to enjoy and experience the most contemporary music of the time, such as the latest symphonies, concertos, and operas. Music had become popular entertainment. This was a promising development from/compared to the Baroque period, where music largely belonged to the aristocracy and performed mostly in courts and churches. Vienna's grandeur opera houses and concert halls - thank to the Emperor Karl VI of the Habsburg Dynasty, whose love of music and art led him to dedicate his funds for the musical centers - made Vienna a musical heaven and destination for musicians, including (what is the word for not with exception for…?) for Mozart and Beethoven, the Classical greats, spent their important life phases in Vienna.

Tonight's programme focuses on the music of
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3 in C Minor, Op. 37 was scheduled to be on the same concert with the first symphony in 1800. However, although the earliest sketch was found in Beethoven’s notebook as early as 1796, Beethoven probably could not finish it in time of its scheduled premiere. Subsequently, the premiere finally took place on 5 April 1803 at Theatre an der Wien with Beethoven himself as the soloist, conducting from the keyboard. Even then, Ignaz von Seyfried, Beethoven’s pupil recalled that the master scribbled very little and messy piano parts, resulting him having to rely on Beethoven’s nod and very little clue from the manuscript

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