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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Glorreiche Augenblick (Der) / Choral Fantasy (McCawley, City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Wetton)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Glorreiche Augenblick (Der) / Choral Fantasy (McCawley, City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Wetton)

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 première 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.

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Weissenbach, Alois, lyricist(s)

  Der glorreiche Augenblick, Op. 136
1.   Europa steht! (Chorus) 00:04:07
2.   Recitative: O seht sie nah' und naher treten! (Fuhrer des Volkes, Genius, Chorus) 00:04:29
3.   Aria with Chorus: O Himmel, welch' Entzucken! (Vienna, Chorus) 00:09:53
4.   Recitative: Das Auge schaut (Seherin, Chorus) 00:07:00
5.   Recitative and Quartet: Der den Bund im Sturme fest gehalten (Seherin, Vienna, Fuhrer des Volkes, Genius) 00:08:12
6.   Es treten hervor (Chorus) 00:04:11

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Kuffner, Christoph Johann Anton, lyricist(s)

  Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"
7.   Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy" 00:19:49

Total Playing Time: 00:57:41

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Kuffner, Christoph Johann Anton; Weissenbach, Alois

Wetton, Hilary Davan

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

City of London Choir; Westminster Boys' Choir

Davies, Julian; Fontanals-Simmons, Marta; Gadd, Stephen; Hoare, Peter; McCawley, Leon; Rutter, Claire; Wallevik, Matilde

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.572783

Barcode: 747313278374

Physical Release: 05/2012

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