Scott Davie, University of Sydney In our series Decoding the music masterpieces, music experts explain key works of classical music. Without question, the final movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony contains one of the most famous tunes ever written. Since its first performance in 1824, the “Ode to Joy” has been repurposed in endless ways, both […]
Conducted by the Hungarian conductor and composer Iván Fischer, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (a symphony orchestra in the Netherlands, based at the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam in January 2014. Published by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra channel.
Conducted by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, Radio Kamer Filharmonie (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the repertoire of classical […]
Conducted by Daniele Pollini, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the A Coruña Opera Palace. Published by the Sinfónica de Galicia channel.
Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s all nine symphonies. In the 9th Symphony, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig sing the chorus part. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Members of the Collegiate Chorale (currently MasterVoices) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). It is Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, it is one of the best-known works in […]
On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony, the “Choral” with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Riccardo Muti, a prolific recording artist who has received dozens of […]
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Recorded live at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2015.
Conducted by the Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestre de Paris performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded live at the Salle Pleyel on 8 March 2011. Published by the EuroArts channel.
Under the baton of the Dutch conductor and former violinist Bernard Haitink, who regarded as an authority on the music of Beethoven, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony […]