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Beethoven: Der glorreiche Augenblick/ Choral Fantasy


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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.
Facts
Item number 8572783
Barcode 747313278374
Release date 30/04/2012
Category Choral Music | Classical Music
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Rutter, Claire
Hoare, Peter
Gadd, Stephen
McCawley, Leon
Wallevik, Matilde
Composers Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductors Wetton, Hilary Davan
Orchestras Choir of London
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hilary Davan Westminster Under School Boys' Choir
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