Spotlight Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 4 and 5
Friday, September 8, 1 pm, Lobkowicz Palace – Beethoven´s Room
Two of Beethoven’s top symphonic works have a close connection with the Lobkowicz family. Beethoven dedicated Symphony No. 4, one of the most recognizable works of classical music, to his patron Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowicz in 1808. Symphony No. 4, dedicated to the Silesian Count Franz von Oppersdoff, premiered at a private concert in the home of Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowicz in 1806. Composed in part at a castle in the town of Hradci nad Moravici, Beethoven chose the Lobkowicz residence in Vienna and the Lobkowicz Orchestra to first play this musical work.