Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music

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Berliner Philharmoniker

Sveriges Radiokören

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

Claudio Abbado — Conductor

Karita Mattila — Soprano

Violeta Urmana — Soprano

Thomas Moser — Tenor

Eike Wilm Schulte — Baritone

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Experience and enjoy in a completely new way the great works of classical music, from the Baroque to the modern period, thanks to a series of 20 audio-visual concert guides, Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music.

Discover Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125.

Ludwig van Beethoven's ninth and last symphony is considered one of the highlights of symphonic music. Through the use of song, Beethoven questions the effect of purely instrumental music, and he exerted a sustained influence on all generations of composers after him. The German Beethoven expert Wulf Konold explains the central characteristics of this exciting masterpiece.

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