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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Part Four

Thursday 31 January 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 31 January 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

With Donald Macleod. Including movements from the Missa Solemnis and the Ninth Symphony, the two grand public utterances of Beethoven's last decade. The Ninth achieved iconic status almost immediately; the Mass, regarded by the composer as his greatest work, is considered to have been neglected.

Also in the programme is Beethoven's last set of piano bagatelles, played on his own fortepiano - a gift from Thomas Broadwood of London.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

'Falstafferel', WoO184
members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie and the Berliner Solisten
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2,
CD 2 Track 52

Missa Solemnis, for four solo voices, chorus, orchestra and organ in D major, op.123
- Gloria
Allegro vivace
Eva Mei (sop), Marjana Lipovsek (cont), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (ten), Robert Holl (bass) / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Arnold Schoenberg Choir (chorus master: Erwin Ortner) / Nikolaus Harnoncourt (cond)
Warner Classics 2564 63779-2,
CD 13 Track 2

Six Bagatelles, op.126
Andante con moto
Allegro
Andante
Presto
Quasi allegretto
Presto-Andante amabile e con moto-Tempo I
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano*)
EMI 7 54526 2,
Tracks 21-26

Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125- Mvt I
Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras (cond)
EMI CD-EMX 2186 ,
Track 1




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