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Leonard Slatkin conducts Shostakovich and Beethoven: 2 Ninth Symphonies

Leonard Slatkin conducts Shostakovich and Beethoven: 2 Ninth Symphonies


Live on medici.tv: the closing concert of the Orchestre national de Lyon, with two famous "Ninth" symphonies which are opposed in every way...

If one had to name the most characteristic work of the Beethoven repertoire, it would probably be his Ninth Symphony which final movement, the "Ode to joy," is so representative. The symphony quickly became a universal masterpiece, associated to the fall of the Berlin wall or to Sarajevo in rubble. The collective imagery about it seemed to be so developed that the European Union picked the "Ode to joy" as its anthem.

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  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9 in E flat Major, Op. 70
    • 1. Allegro
    • 2. Moderato
    • 3. Presto
    • 4. Largo
    • 5. Allegretto – Allegro
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
    • 1. Allegro
    • 2. Molto vivace
    • 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
    • 4. Presto


  • Directed by:
    • Christian Leblé
  • Venue: Auditorium de Lyon (Lyon, France)
  • Broadcast date: June 28, 2012, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2012


  • Lisa Milne | Soprano
  • Bea Robein | Alto
  • Christian Elsner | Tenor
  • Morten Frank Larsen | Bass guitarist
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