Beethoven achieved success with all his symphonies, and the Seventh, too, met the highest expectations. The public immediately loved the rhythmical elements, the spontaneity and above all the gripping Allegretto.
In his Serenade for Wind Instruments, Dvořák brings the rich musical evenings in ancient Czech castles and palaces back to life, and gives us a procession of polkas, minuets and folk dances through their lavish salons.
Hendrik Andriessen • Variations and fugue on a theme by Johann Kuhnau Antonín Dvořák • Serenade for winds in D minor, op. 44 Ludwig van Beethoven • Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92