« I love Mozart tenderly but I venerate Beethoven like a god who is always far away and will never be one of us”. With these words, Schumann began to compose his string quartets op. 41, in a spirit of emulation rather than imitation of the last 5 wonderful Beethoven quartets. This spirit permeates all of Schumann’s compositions as he searched for a new poetry to be able to mirror his romantic ideals, but which had its foundations in tradition; a poetry that 50 years later, even Gustav Mahler would have taken on in his quest to exalt the Beethoven symphonic idea.
The programme, therefore, does not want to only follow a poetic path but it also wants to represent the evolution of the heroic ideal – ever present in Beethoven times – as a cornerstone of romantic poetry right up to the titanic achievements of “Mahler’s music”.
Numbered seat euro 10,00 (full price) 6,00 (reduced-price*)
*Reduced price: Over65, Under30, with Carta Fedeltà Far.com, Unicoop Firenze members, with seasonal subscriptions ATP 2019/2020 (drama, symphonic and chamber music), enrolled in the ‘Scuola di Musica e Danza “Mabellini”, ‘il Funaro’ members, enrolled in FAI (Italian National Trust), CRAL (Recreational and Welfare Centre for Workers), cultural Associations with special agreements with the ‘Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese’.