How were the dances that we dance created as well as the musical instruments that we play, and the brilliant architectural monuments? What was the source of inspiration for composers, sculptors, and artists? Which kings, politicians and saints were seriously engaged in the arts, enriching the treasury of world culture? The program "Shades of Art" tries to answer these and other similar questions.
The Heroic Symphony by Beethoven initiated a notable era for European symphonism, which was elevated by this work to a new innovative level. The Symphony was created in a psychologically very hard period for the composer.
At the end of the broadcast, you'll listen to the 1st and 2nd parts of the Symphony performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan.