"Just as you throw yourself here into the worldly maelstrom, so you can write works, in spite of all the hindrances imposed by society. Let your deafness be no longer a secret, even in art.” Beethoven, 1806 (inscription in the margin of a sketch for his Quartet Op. 59 n° 3).
Beethoven was more determined than ever to produce his symphony, whatever the response from the Viennese public, which he feared, or the problems that punctuated his life.
The originality of this symphony lies in the initial four-note motif: three short notes followed by a long one. Beethoven liked this formula, which he had already used in earlier works, but which he gave a primordial role here. A real musical strategist, he developed and hinged his symphony upon the omnipresence of this motif. During the four movements, he creates a conflict between an oppressive exterior element - the famous motif which everyone is free to interpret in his own way but which Beethoven expressed as “Fate knocking at the door" - and Man. He thus brings both an autobiographical and a previously unheard of dramatic dimension to symphonic music.
DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist David Grimal. The musical ensemble without conductor, has an absolute liberty of programming choices. This independence offers musicians the opportunity to meet a new audience sometimes intimidated by the so-called classical music and to bring the public a new vision of the major repertoire.