Concert Harmut Haenchen
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
from Sat 29.02.2020 to Sun 01.03.2020

Harmut Haenchen conduct Beethoven

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, also known as Beethoven’s 9th, is the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. One of the best-known works in common practice music, it is regarded by many critics and musicologists as one of Beethoven’s greatest works and one of the supreme achievements in the history of western music. In the 2010s, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.

The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony). The words are sung during the final (4th) movement of the symphony by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the “Ode to Joy”, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by Beethoven.

In 2001, Beethoven’s original, hand-written manuscript of the score, held by the Berlin State Library, was added to the United Nations Memory of the World Programme Heritage list, becoming the first musical score so designated.

PROGRAMME

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

 

soprano Laura Aikin
mezzo-soprano Anke Vondung
tenor Brenden Gunnell
bass Thomas Johannes Mayer

 

La Fenice Choir and Orchestra
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

La Fenice Orchestra & Choir

Conductor Harmut Haenchen

Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

 

 

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