musicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis took part in the “Beethoven — Nine Symphonies, Nine Cities” online tour. Over a single day on June 6, nine orchestras performed all symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven in various cities across Europe. The Seventh Symphony, accompanied by a dance performance by Sasha Waltz & Guests, was performed by musicAeterna.
According to Teodor Currentzis, Symphony No. 7 is distinguished as “the highest form ever reached by symphonies”. He compares its perfection of structure to classical Athenian architecture — the peak of classical architecture where every proportion and every detail nourished spiritual beauty and glorified the city’s patron goddess Athena. The orchestra performed the Seventh Symphony at the ancient Greek theatre in Delphi.
All nine concerts were broadcast by ARTE from 13:00 till 22:30 on June 6. The concerts will be available online till December 6, 2021.