Two famous pieces by Beethoven, from a lesser-known perspective i.e. Beethoven, the PARTY ANIMAL. According to persistent rumours, the musical genius had to move several times whilst living in Vienna because he loved partying more than (he did) his neighbours. Of course, it could well be that he had turned up the Spotify volume too high because of his increasing deafness.
Whatever the reason, the evening opens with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, expertly arranged by Magnus Boye Hansen for his Boyes Caféorkester. This Norwegian septet has specialised itself in stripping back symphony repertoire to its essence. This is followed by Beethoven’s equally famous Violin Concerto, this time arranged by pianist Mathias Halvorsen. The soloist is Noa Wildschut, who needs no further introduction.
In the course of the evening, she will be the first person to be awarded the honorary title of Ambassador of Oranjewoud Festival. After this, it’s time to hit the dance floor, the bar opens and the Caféorkester performs a variety of Viennese waltzes. This is a party after all.
Artists and performers
Beethoven - Symphony Nr. 6 in F Major, Opus 68 'Pastorale' (arr. Magnus Boye Hansen)
Beethoven - Violin Concerto (arr. Mathias Halvorsen)
J. Strauss - Viennese Waltzes