Masterworks Concert presented by SOSL

Dushyanthi Perera, whose insights into the composer’s vision and knowledge regarding performance technique have helped steer the SOSL to a number of excellent performances, will conduct the SOSL’s Masterworks concert.

The concert programme will comprise Chopin’s Piano concerto no. 2 and Beethoven’s monumental Symphony no. 3, the Eroica. Beethoven’s Eroica was revolutionary. It was written during revolutionary times.  Revolution was in the air and Beethoven, too, was fighting his own inner demons.  He had just written his Heiligenstadt testament to his brothers’ where he finally acknowledged his despair over his deafness.  He even contemplated suicide but took control of his emotions and life, saying,"Only a little more and I would even have ended my life. Only my art, that is all that held me back. It would have been impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth everything that was within me."

Source: Daily Mirror

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