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Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam 15th of September 2018 at 20:15

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The Moonlight Symphony Orchestra will be performing music by Mozart and Beethoven including the premier of the new realisation of the Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata N14 which has recently been composed by  Isolda Da Costa Soares and by Matthew Olyver .

Soloists: Isolda Da Costa Soares and Emanuele Mollica

Conductor: David Wordsworth

The new realisation of the Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata N14
  •  "I really enjoyed working on the arrangement of this Beethoven’s Appassionata Moonlight Sonata No 14. It was a challenging experience since Beethoven is a very famous composer and for me he is “The God of Classical Music". His works are played so many times and until today it sounds new. On every little detailed and work performed on this piece Matthew and I still kept its original style and introduced an emotional sweep and a epic vision of the future with greater originality and endured appeal so that it sounds new and fresh. This was achieved with introduction of feelings of spontaneous threads and thoughts for the players – with a melodic sound without words this is mainly experienced on the third movement of the piece. The original melancholic nature of this piece and its darkness is now taken to a new territory which is the Orchestra”

    Isolda Da Costa Soares (Lyric Soprano)
    Artistic Music Director and Founder
    Moonlight Symphony Orchestra

  • Arranging the Beethoven Moonlight Sonata for Orchestra with Isolda was a highly challenging but rewarding task. Isolda and I had many conversations about how to best capture the dark serenity of the first movement, the cheeky playfulness of the second movement and the tempestuous nature of the third movement. Our final orchestration of the Moonlight Sonata can be best described as a vivid, turbulent and fresh reconceptualisation of the original version. 

    Matthew Olyver
    Composer in Residence Moonlight Symphony Orchestra
    Royal Academy of Music