Performed by The Toronto Symphony Orchestra
April 28, 2018
Iconoclasm deconstructs material derived from G.F. Handel’s 4th movement of ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks.’
This piece of music, written to celebrate the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1749, exemplifies music created in the name of extreme nationalism, and monarchical servitude. Iconoclasm is the condition of attacking or assertively rejecting cherished beliefs, established values, and practices.This composition shows that no piece of art, even by composers cherished in the Western world, is sacred and immovable.
Art is always shifting, changing, and evolving