In the ancient Greek Delphi Theater, the ensemble musicAeterna, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, performs Ludwig van Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A major, in conjunction with a new choreography by Sasha Waltz and her company. Beethoven completed the 7th Symphony in A major in 1812; the premiere in 1813, at the height of the Wars of Liberation was a patriotic event and an enormous success. Later generations of composers worked intensively on the work. Richard Wagner's bon mot of the 7th Symphony as the "apotheosis of dance" is legendary. The fusion of the symphony with a dance performance would certainly have been in the spirit of the grand master of the Gesamtkunstwerk.

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