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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.   Play with flash player Europa steht! (Chorus) 00:04:07
2.   Play with flash player Recitative: O seht sie nah' und naher treten! (Fuhrer des Volkes, Genius, Chorus) 00:04:29
3.   Play with flash player Aria with Chorus: O Himmel, welch' Entzucken! (Vienna, Chorus) 00:09:53
4.   Play with flash player Recitative: Das Auge schaut (Seherin, Chorus) 00:07:00
5.   Play with flash player Recitative and Quartet: Der den Bund im Sturme fest gehalten (Seherin, Vienna, Fuhrer des Volkes, Genius) 00:08:12
6.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy" 00:19:49

Total Playing Time: 00:57:41






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lyricist(s):
Kuffner, Christoph Johann Anton; Weissenbach, Alois

Conductor(s):
Wetton, Hilary Davan

Orchestra(s):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
City of London Choir; Westminster Boys' Choir

Artist(s):
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

Release Date: 05/2012

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