I. Poco Sostenuto-Vivace: Ringer, Boal, Allen, Angle, Clavert, Marcovici, Riggins, Gold, Rutherford, Hofmans, Somogyi, Millepied, Tracey, Higgins
II. Allegretto: Whelan, Hubbe, Angle, Gold, Hofmans, Millepied
III. Presto: Weese, Woetzel, Allen, Calvert, Riggins, Rutherford, Somogyi, Tracey, Angle, Gold, Hofmans, Higgins, Marcovici, Millepied
IV. Allegro Con Brio: Weese, Ringer, Whelan, Woetzel, Boal, Hubbe, Allen, Calvert, Riggins, Rutherford, Somogyi, Tracey, Angle, Gold, Hofmans, Higgins, Marcovici, Millepied
Artistic director Peter Martins commissioned Tharp to create a new work for the dancers of New York City Ballet. The Beethoven Seventh features six principal dancers and six ensemble couples.
The ballet, like the symphony, is fast and rhythmically driven. Each of the first three movements lead by principal couple features its own characteristic mood and rhythm. The ensemble provides a common thread between sections, until the fourth movement combines the full cast in the finale.
A brief excerpt featuring dancers of the New York City Ballet.
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven - 1811
I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
III. Presto – Assai meno presto (trio)
IV. Allegro con brio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven