Barbican Concerts

Beethoven Choral Symphony

Thu 15 Dec 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Sir John Eilot Gardiner

Sir John Eilot Gardiner

BEETHOVEN Symphony No 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 (‘Choral’)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
Rebecca Evans soprano
Wilke te Brummelstroete mezzo-soprano
Michael Spyres tenor
Vuyani Mlinde bass-baritone
Monteverdi Choir
London Symphony Orchestra

NB please note change of tenor from some earlier listings

Symphony No 1 shows Beethoven gaining musical independence from his symphonic predecessors, Haydn and Mozart. The famous ‘Ode to Joy’ lies in Symphony No 9, taken from a poem by German author Friedrich Schiller. Fellow composer Robert Schumann said of Beethoven’s first and last symphonies, ‘Do not seek to extract the unusual, go back to the roots of creation; demonstrate his genius not through his last symphony … you can do this just as well through his first’.


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Supported by LSO Friends

Pre-concert performance
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6pm, Barbican Hall
Free entry
Beethoven String Quartet Op 74 ('Harp') and String Quartet Op 95 performed by the Heath Quartet


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