Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No. 9)

Gerald Barry

The Eternal Recurrence

Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 (choral)

Thomas Adès conducting Britten Sinfonia in rehearsal

Artists

Eamonn Dougan

Britten Sinfonia Voices Director

Thomas Adès

conductor

Summary

Britten Sinfonia’s Beethoven Symphony Cycle, conducted by Thomas Adès, concludes with Beethoven’s mighty ‘choral’ symphony and Gerald Barry’s feverish The Eternal Recurrence.

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.

Find out more about the Beethoven Symphony Cycle here

In Conversation – 6.30pm, Norwich’s St Andrew’s Hall
Britten Sinfonia musicians discuss tonight’s programme.

2019
May
25
7:30PM
Norwich 
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
2019
May
26
7:30PM
London 
Barbican, London

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