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Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)Composed: 1822–24First performed: 7th May 1824,  Theater am Kärntnertor, ViennaGenres: Orchestral » Symphonies Artists in first performance: Kärntnertor house orchestra, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde with soloists: Henriette Sontag (soprano), Caroline Unger (alto), Anton Haizinger (tenor), and Joseph Seipelt (bass)Lyricist: Friedrich Schiller's "Ode to Joy"Dedicated to: Friedrich Wilhem III of Prussia

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is a choral symphony, the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. The symphony is regarded by many critics and musicologists as Beethoven's greatest work and one of the supreme achievements in the history of music. One of the best-known works in common practice music, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.

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  • Chamber Orchestra of Europe Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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  • Sally Matthews (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (contralto), Mark Padmore (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass)

    Chor und Symphonieorchester der Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink

    This is a big, impressive performance of the Ninth that will appeal to any listener who wants their Beethoven served up that way. Haitink’s admirers, it goes without saying, will not want to... More…

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  • Simona Šaturová (soprano), Mihoko Fujimura (alto), Christian Elsner (tenor) & Christian Gerhaher (baritone)

    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, MDR Rundfunkchor, GewandhausChor & GewandhausKinderchor, Herbert Blomstedt

    Blomstedt’s Beethoven seems ‘right’: tempi are never too fast or too slow, but never staid, and phrasing is alive with rhythmic energy and cumulative momentum. His Leipzig players give their... More…

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