van Zweden Conducts Beethoven 5 Tickets
About van Zweden Conducts Beethoven 5
Two Fifths: two symphonic triumphs. Beethoven’s Fifth represents the human capacity for heroism in the face of adversity—or, as he put it, “through suffering to joy.” Shostakovich’s Fifth was a huge hit, and kept him alive and out of the Gulag, but it's too slippery and ambivalent to function as triumphalist propaganda. Jaap van Zweden Conductor, San Francisco Symphony. Symphony No. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 Dmitri Shostakovich.