Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) performs the Coriolan Overture as the Three Palaces Festival celebrates the 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven.
The works is based on Heinrich Joseph von Collin‘s 1804 tragedy and seeks to bring out the general moods of the play. The main theme representing Coriolanus’ war fervour is contrasted with a tender motive portraying his mother’s pleadings to desist. Eventually, the Roman general kills himself, after leading an army of former enemies to the city’s gates.
Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Presented by the Three Palaces Festival
SERGEY SMBATYAN Conductor