Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Beethoven 9th Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven’s ninth and last symphony is considered one of the highlights of symphonic music. Through the use of song, Beethoven questions the effect of purely instrumental music, and he exerted a sustained influence on all generations of composers after him. The German Beethoven expert Wulf Konold explains the central characteristics of this exciting masterpiece.
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso; Molto vivace; Adagio molto e cantabile; Presto - Allegro assai