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 Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beethoven's Ninth makes extreme demands on the singers, partly because his vocal writing seems designed to evoke a sense of effort, and partly because concert pitch is higher now than it was in Beethoven’s day.
Beethoven's music was also adopted as a national anthem by the UDI regime of Rhodesia.
In 1964 Maurice Béjart and his Ballet du XXe siècle gave an acclaimed performance of "IXe symphonie", a ballet based on the Ninth Symphony.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Beethoven)   (3399 words)

  
 Notes on Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Beethoven enacts that universality in the course of the movement, moving with Shakespearean breadth between the sublime and the commonplace (for instance, the character of the Turkish march, a comically transfigured version of the theme accompanied by bass drum and cymbals).
Wagner insisted that in the Ninth Beethoven was declaring the demise of the purely instrumental symphony as a viable form; only (of course) opera, the fusion of music and text, was possible after the Ninth.
The Ninth is the only symphony of Beethoven's late period, a period usually characterized by experimentation with the standard musical forms.
www.loudounsymphony.org /notes/beethoven-9   (1776 words)

  
 Lewy and Beethoven 9
While some composers would quickly champion the new instrument, the fourth horn solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 is playable on the natural horn and was certainly written for this instrument.
The first important musical work with which the name of E. Lewy is associated with is Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Until recently it was understood that Beethoven had only made use of wald-horns [natural horns]--(without ventils [valves]); but this cannot have been the case, for we find (1) the low G (not playable on the wald-horn); (2) Beethoven never used long successions of tones in a key with many sharps or flats as the signature.
www.public.asu.edu /~jqerics/lewy_beethoven.htm   (1410 words)

  
 Beethoven Symphony No. 9 "Choral" by Karl Lozier
This new Telarc CD is very easy and logical to recommend to anyone that does not have a recording of Beethoven’s monumental ninth symphony.
Beethoven had composed nothing of great importance for many years while working on this masterpiece and growing progressively deaf all the while.
If you have the slightest interest in classical music, you need to own at least one recording of Beethoven's choral symphony.
www.enjoythemusic.com /magazine/music/0903/beethoven9.htm   (1042 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9: Music: Ludwig van Beethoven,John Eliot Gardiner,Anne Sofie von Otter,Monteverdi Choir,Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique,Luba Orgonasova,Anthony Rolfe Johnson,Gilles Cachemaille
Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies / Gardiner ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Whether you like the result or not, it is a simple fact that the authenticist Beethoven performers keep far closer to the letter of the score than their more romantically inclined colleagues, and have all historical evidence on their side too.
No doubt the instrumental sounds on this recording will come as a shock to some: the hoarse, fuzzy voice of the bassoon, or the nasal, plaintive wail of the oboe.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000057EZ?v=glance   (1985 words)

  
 Beethoven Symphony No.9 on Record
According to Sir Donald Tovey, Beethoven changed a word of Schiller's Ode: in the manuscript of the 9th symphony, but in none of the printed editions, the end of the first stanza read "Was die mode frech (not streng) geteilt" (Which custom has impudently, rather than sternly, parted).
Indeed, the composer's sketchbooks for the few years preceding the completion of The Ninth show that he had originally been working simultaneously on ideas for two symphonies (he had also worked in parallel on the Fifth and Sixth, and the Seventh and Eighth) before eventually combining the two projected works into a single symphony.
The Ninth is the summit of Beethoven's symphonic output, the work which brought the voice into the symphony, thus paving the way for Mahler's great choral works, and the symphony which provided the formal structural pattern for practically every single Bruckner symphony.
turing.cs.camosun.bc.ca:8080 /Beethoven/Symphony9   (1604 words)

  
 classical music - andante - beethoven: symphony no. 9, "choral"
classical music- andante- beethoven: symphony no. 9, "choral"
Passages like the mysterious opening of the Symphony are thereby robbed of much of their power--the crucial falling fifths in the double-bass part don't acquire any presence to speak of until well into the crescendo that begins in the 12th measure.
And though she improves later in the finale, soprano soloist Melanie Diener is so flat on her F-sharps in the opening vocal variations that the music really seems for a while to have gone into a highly unsuitable D Minor.
www.andante.com /article/article.cfm?id=10947   (862 words)

  
 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 offers comfort, hope - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
What a statement it turned out to be: the Ninth Symphony, one man's personal epiphany, immortalized that moment when people suddenly see clearly past the pettiness of daily life and grasp all-encompassing divinity, that moment when people at war — metaphorical or real — lay down arms and acknowledge their common humanity.
When the musicians were done, Beethoven continued quietly turning his pages, oblivious to the thunderous applause, until one of the soloists tugged on his sleeve and pointed to the audience.
Somehow, Beethoven, his life, the Ninth Symphony, and its premiere became inextricably entwined in myth, with the Symphony's transcendent message echoing symbolically through each.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2004/Dec/19/il/il05a.html   (802 words)

  
 Sheet Music Plus - Symphony No. 9
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor By Ludwig van Beethoven...
Symphony No. 6 in F By Ludwig van Beethoven...
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?item=3131083&id=79590   (27 words)

  
 Classical Net - Beethoven - Symphony #9
As mentioned earlier, assuming that this symphony came entirely from Beethoven's third period is misleading; similarly, referring to the symphony as the Chorale symphony is equally misleading because it distorts Beethoven's true intentions of the piece.
The above is the original title bestowed by Beethoven himself on the release of his monumental piece, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125.
In actuality, Symphony No. 9 was not meant to include a vocal movement; he had worked out a completely instrumental fourth movement, but threw it out and it later became the finale for the Opus 132 String Quartet in A Minor (1826).
www.classical.net /music/comp.lst/articles/beethoven/symphony9.html   (2306 words)

  
 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony 9
When he first came to know the poem, he was an optimistic young artist who had not yet composed his First Symphony, yet Beethoven's third approach to the poem, in 1812, came with the completion of the Eighth Symphony.
Evidence suggests that Beethoven may have set the text to music as early as 1792.
Beethoven had already written eight symphonies and the figure nine seems to have had for him an almost mystic significance.
www.lawrenceglatz.com /germ2120/beethoven9.htm   (605 words)

  
 Wilhelm Furtwangler, Genius Forged in the Cauldron of War, Classical Notes, Peter Gutmann
Even more startling is a March 1942 performance of Beethoven's Symphony # 9 on Music and Arts CD 653.
A December 1944 Beethoven Symphony # 3 ("Eroica") (Music and Arts CD 814) is massive but with a sharp nervous undertone unmatched in any other recording.
But no matter: oblivious to the political storm that was gathering, by 1932 Furtwängler stood at the pinnacle of artistic success and his future, in Europe at least, seemed limitless.
www.classicalnotes.net /features/furtwangler.html   (14050 words)

  
 Beethoven - I Write The Music.com
The Digital Beethoven House is an innovative digital library project of the Beethoven House Association in Bonn and GMD (Germany's national research center for information technology), which will be a worldwide pilot for the digitization of a composer-referred source collection.
John Suchet, award-winning television journalist and anchorman with ITN of London - and author of the remarkable Beethoven trilogy, The Last Master - brings you his unrivalled knowledge of the great composer's life and music
A conversation with German violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter, who was spending the year performing Beethoven's 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano around the world
www.iwritethemusic.com /beethoven.html   (1634 words)

  
 :: INKPOT - Beethoven / Franz Liszt - Symphony No.9 - Konstantin Scherbakov - NAXOS
To Scherbakov’s credit, his account of the Choral Symphony is not only technically accurate but also captures the spirit of the music.
The coda is no less thrilling and Scherbakov delivers the goods with much panache.
Liszt’s megalomania only extended to attempting to transcribe orchestral and choral forces to the piano, but not over-elaborating on the score nor altering the structure of the music.
inkpot.com /classical/naxlisztb9.html   (596 words)

  
 INKPOT#91 CLASSICAL MUSIC FEATURE: BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9 "Choral" - An Inktroduction
One item of note appears in Beethoven's musical notebooks amidst work on the Eighth: an inscription, 3te Sinfonie D moll.
While no sketches of any D minor symphony were found, and work on the actual Ninth did not begin till years later, this prophetic entry does anticipate the idea of a new symphony in this key.
It also reveals Beethoven's leanings in the Classical school (despite his Romanticism) in conceiving works as part of a larger body, this apocryphal symphony being the "3te" of a trilogy that began with Number Seven and Eight.
inkpot.com /classical/beethsym9.html   (726 words)

  
 DVD Empire - Item - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Kurt Masur / DVD-Video
This live recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.
Written in 1824, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was his last major work, and it is not only the final step in his symphonic development, but also a glorification that sums up all that went before.
125 (The Choral Symphony), from the Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig, Germany, features Kurt Masur conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Chorus with soloists Venceslava Hruba-Freiberger (Soprano), Doris Soffel (Mezzo), James Wagner (Tenor) and Gwynne Howell (Bass).
www.dvdempire.com /Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=24308&partner_id=29346865   (193 words)

  
 Symphony No. 9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Works with the title Symphony No. 9 include:
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Symphony_No._9   (115 words)

  
 NBC Symphony Orchestra - BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 (Record Review - Detroit Metro Times)
NBC Symphony Orchestra- BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 (Record Review - Detroit Metro Times)
Nonetheless, it's impossible not to get wrapped up in the excitement of this disc, in no small measure because of the vocal soloists.
Dramatic soprano Eileen Farrell pours out a cascade of gorgeous sound in the "Ode to Joy," while soprano Lois Marshall lets loose with a brilliant display of high-wire agility in the "Gloria" of the "Missa Solemnis."
www.metrotimes.com /music/rr/19/12/beethovn.html   (144 words)

  
 Memory of the World Register - Nominated Documentary Heritage - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9, d minor, op. 125 - Germany
To illustrate the inspiring effect Beethoven’s 9th symphony it is planned to accompany the digitised autograph with several interpretations of this music.
On the contrary: to underline the world-wide effect of Beethoven’s ninth Symphony, further interpretations from all over the world should be added on to this list, presupposed it can be made accessible via internet without copyright restrictions.
Its influence on the history of music was decisive and intense in the 19th and 20th century and not restricted to the genre of symphonies only.
www.unesco.org /webworld/mdm/2001/eng/germany/beethoven/form.html   (1061 words)

  
 Milestones of the Millennium: Beethoven's 9th Symphony
But however exuberant the applause, no one at this concert could have foreseen the symphony's importance or regarded it in the same light as we do now.
But Beethoven understood how to carry off a successful performance and saw no other way to showcase his work.
Hear Thomas Kelly set the scene for the premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on Friday, May 7, 1824.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/milestones/990203.motm.beethoven.html   (360 words)

  
 Beethoven 9th Symphony. The Ode to Joy. Beethoven Symphony 9
The finale of Symphony No. 9 can be considered an " ode to freedom ", as the great pianist A. Rubinstein once observed.
If this part can be considered the result of the development of the three parts, then Beethoven's 9th Symphony represents the synthesis of his creative thought.
Dating as far back as 1809, we find notes of musical ideas which will be later used for this symphony.
www.all-about-beethoven.com /symphony9.html   (748 words)

  
 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
On Saturday, April 27, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op.
John Hsu will conduct Saturday night's performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 by the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club in Bailey Hall.
The finale, by contrast, was controversial throughout the 19th century, when the introduction of text and voices into a symphony was felt to be a violation of the spirit of 'absolute music.'" The text of this final movement is from Friedrich Schiller's ode An die Freude ("Ode to Joy"), first published in 1785.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/02/4.25.02/music.html   (386 words)

  
 Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No 9
With this intervention, Ludwig van Beethoven, the absolute master of musical logic, does not detract one bit from the laws of musical organisation.
The Ninth Symphony was to remain misunderstood and unpopular for a long time.
For the first time in history of music, Ludwig van Beethoven uses a text to build up to a climax in a symphonic work.
www.voiceoflyrics.com /gr/066/066_e.html   (191 words)

  
 Ludwig van Beethoven
Beichte einer Liebestollen (1971) (from "Symphony No. 9") (uncredited)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) (from "Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op.
Tout près des étoiles: Les danseurs de l'Opéra de Paris (2001) (from "Symphony No.9")
us.imdb.com /Name?van+Beethoven,+Ludwig   (2486 words)

  
 PROM 55: Shostakovich, Symphony no. 2; Beethoven, Symphony no. 9. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa – Pekka Salonen, RAH, 31st August 2002 (ME)
PROM 55: Shostakovich, Symphony no. 2; Beethoven, Symphony no. 9.
The BBC Symphony Chorus sang lustily, but the performance as a whole lacked what Beethoven’s 9
This is unquestionably one of the great orchestras– the string tone by itself would be enough to convince you of that – and there is no doubt in my mind that Salonen is one of the conductors who really are worth going to see, but this performance of the 9
www.musicweb-international.com /SandH/2002/Aug02/Prom_55.htm   (403 words)

  
 Telarc International:
Donald Runnicles shares his operatic expertise with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the “Choral” Symphony.
The 9th stayed on the backburner for several years while Beethoven worked on his Missa solemnis and “Hammerklavier” Sonata.
Following up on their acclaimed recording of Orff’s Carmina burana (CD-80575), Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus deliver another stirring performance, with the help of a stellar roster of soloists including soprano Mary Dunleavy, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, tenor Stephen Gould and bass Alastair Miles.
www.telarc.com /gscripts/title.asp?gsku=0603   (417 words)

  
 DVD Empire - Item - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Berliner Staatskapelle/ Barenboim / DVD-Audio
Daniel Barenboim's widely hailed interpretations of the Beethoven symphonies, recently released as a boxed set, are now available in the new DVD-Audio format.
This recording of Beethoven's most famous works on DVD-Audio offers a listening experience enhanced by visual details such as images of personalities and events contemporary with the composer's life, not included in the liner notes.
Barenboim is magnificent (though I do miss the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's brass), and the berliner Staatskapelle (For those audiophile purists-I wonder if this is the same Staatskapelle Berlin that recorded an incredible Eroica with Otmar Suitner (Denon vinyl)back in the early 80s?).
www.dvdempire.com /Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=21267&partner_id=29346865   (332 words)

  
 SA-CD.net - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Karajan (1976)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.
SA-CD.net - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Karajan (1976)
Personally, I find this recording to be a supreme example of the "old school" in Beethoven playing and conducting: superbly rich and polished playing/singing without a hint of roughness.
www.sa-cd.net /showtitle/92   (554 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9; Fidelio Overture [Import]: Music
Look for albums like Beethoven: Symphony No. 9; Fidelio Overture [Import] by subject:
Amazon.ca: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9; Fidelio Overture [Import]: Music
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': II.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000027AF   (539 words)

  
 CNN.com - Beethoven's ninth fetches $3.43m - May. 22, 2003
Described by Sotheby's as the most important musical work to have ever gone under the hammer, the manuscript of the Ninth Symphony -- often considered to be one of the greatest pieces ever composed -- is the only full score by Beethoven ever auctioned.
Some experts believe the working manuscript may have been used as the conducting score at the world premiere of the symphony attended by Beethoven in Vienna in 1824.
The 575- page manuscript, on which Beethoven made his final revisions for the printer in 1826, contains Beethoven's own remarks including "du verfluchter Kerl" (you damned fool) referring to the replacement copyists who appeared to have struggled with the composer's handwriting after his favorite copyist had died the year before.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/22/britain.beethoven   (484 words)

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