Available worldwide from 12th Sept until 12th Oct 2023.
Australian World Orchestra brings to life Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’ with unique passion, vivacity and skill in this 2011 Concert Hall performance. The Ninth is Beethoven’s last symphony, with all the implications of ‘summit of his achievement’, ‘last testament’ and so on. It’s his longest symphony – almost a concert in itself. And it’s his biggest symphony too, not just in the number of performers it requires, but, many would say, in the scale of its utterance.
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’
1 I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2 II. Molto vivace – Presto – Tempo
3 III. Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato
4 IV. Presto – Recitativo ‘O Freunde, nicht diese Töne! – Allegro assai (Choral Finale on Schiller’s ‘Ode to Joy’)
Cheryl Barker soprano
Elizabeth Campbell mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim tenor
Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choir
Australian World Orchestra
Alexander Briger Conductor