Wednesday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Jordan, Kampe, Sindram, Fritz, Pape, Thibaudet, Singverein / Beethoven

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The climax of the Wiener Symphoniker's Beethoven symphony cycle in the Wiener Musikverein is, naturally, the category-defying Symphony No. 9. Tragic and dramatic in the first movement, demonically comical in the second, lyrical and exalted in the third and all at once in the final movement with a wonderful ensemble of singers consisting of Anja Kampe, Daniela Sindram, Burkhard Fritz and René Pape. A crowning conclusion to the season is guaranteed. It will be preceded by Beethoven's grandiose "Choral Fantasy" under the baton of Music Director Philippe Jordan and with Artist in Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet as "fantasising" soloist. The "Little Ninth", as it is also affectionately known, has clear similarities with the most important choral finale in musical history in terms of compositional technique, motifs and the joining of vocal and instrumental forces. With this communion of choir and orchestra Philippe Jordan evokes two ideals: the art in the "Choral Fantasy" and the joy in the "Ninth".

Performers

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
mixed choir 
Wiener Symphoniker

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in c minor op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in c minor op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
1809
18min
1st movement: Adagio – Allegro – Meno Allegro
2nd movement: Finale. Allegro – Allegretto ma non troppo, quasi Andante con moto
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20min
Composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in d minor op. 125
Symphony No. 9 in d minor op. 125
1822-1824
67min
1st movement: Allegro ma non troppo – un poco maestoso
2nd movement: Molto vivace – Presto
3rd movement: Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato
4th movement: Finale. Presto – Allegro assai

More Dates

Thursday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Location

Musikverein Wien
Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien

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