Beethoven: Der glorreiche Augenblick/ Choral Fantasy (Naxos: 8.572783) (Claire Rutter/ Matilde Wallevik/ Peter Hoare/ Stephen Gadd/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Hilary Davan Wetton)
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Beethoven's unusual cantata Der glorreiche Augenblick (The Glorious Moment) is filled with patriotic praise for Vienna and tributes to the kings and princes of Europe after the defeat of Napoleon. It was performed alongside his symphonic Wellington's Victory at its premiere in 1814. The Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus and orchestra opens with a virtuosic, improvisatory Adagio for the piano. The work's main theme anticipates the famous Ode to Joy setting Beethoven later devised for his Choral Symphony.
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