Beethoven’s Eroica as a symbol against the war in Ukraine: Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished Symphony”) and Mykhailo Verbytsky’s Ukrainian national anthem at the Concert for Peace. The proceeds of the concert will go to humanitarian aid projects for Ukrainians affected by the war (https://www.unocha.org/ukraine/about-uhf).
The Concert for Peace took place on March 6, 2022 at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden. It was supported by Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB) and Joachim Nagel, President of the German Bundesbank. Proceeds from the Concert for Peace will go to the United Nations Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF). Also present were German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht and German Finance Minister Christian Lindner.
Mykhailo Verbytsky (1815 – 1870)
(00:38) Ukrainian National Anthem – composed on the poem “Ukraine has not yet perished” by Pavlo Chubynsky
(02:25) Speech by Daniel Barenboim
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (“Unfinished Symphony”)
(09:01) I. Allegro moderato
(21:19) II. Andante con moto
Ludwig von Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”)
(34:44) I. Allegro con brio
(51:28) II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
(01:07:40) III Scherzo: Allegro vivace
(01:13:57) IV. Finale: Allegro molto
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