ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

25/02/2018 — 19:00
Alte Oper | Frankfurt | BE

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827):
Chorphantasie op.80
Symphony No.9 op.125

Yeree Suh _soprano_
Elisabeth Rapp _soprano_
Isabelle Rejall _alto_
Markus Schäfer _tenor_
Tom Phillips _tenor_
Thomas Bauer _bass_
Ayako Ito _piano_

*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Anima Eterna Brugge
Korneel Bernolet

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An die Freude

No other work has influenced the course of music history as definitively as the Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. Its astonished reception after its first performance on 7 May 1824 left generations of composers paralyzed. Never before had an individual artist’s urge for artistic freedom pushed the boundaries of a genre to such extremes. The addition of vocal soloists and a choir for the final movement was nothing short of revolutionary! Its huge dynamic variety and powerful emotions also made this work the breathtaking upbeat to the new Romantic age.