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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Stephen Johnson explores themes of triumph and doubt in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, reflecting the turbulent times in which he lived.

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Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)

    Performer: Gabriela Benackova Performer: Gosta Winbergh Performer: Hermann Prey Performer: Marjana Lipovsek

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 419 598-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 29 in B flat major Op.106 (Hammerklavier) for piano

    Performer: Richard Goode

    • 7559-79328-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Der Glorreiche Augenblick - cantata Op.136 for soloists, chorus, children and orchestra

    Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton Performer: City of London Choir Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Naxos.
    • 8 572783.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Mass in D major Op.123 (Missa solemnis)

    Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe Performer: Champs-Elysees Orchestra Performer: Collegium Vocale Ghent Orchestra Performer: La Chapelle Royale

    • HM.
    • HMC-901557.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quartet in A minor Op.132 for strings

    Performer: New Budapest String Quartet

    • Helios.
    • CDH 55026.


Role Contributor
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven


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