BEETHOVEN'S 8th and 9th SYMPHONIES

  
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Jordi Savall conducts Beethoven's last two symphonies ;to round off the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth

This concert is the last in the series devoted by conductor Jordi Savall to the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven to mark the 250th anniversary of the Bonn-born composer's birth.

In it Savall's Concert des Nations will play the last two symphonies. The Eighth is remarkable for the sharp contrast between events in the composer's life and the joyful exuberance of the score.

The Ninth, on the other hand, ushered in a new era, for it was unusual for a symphony to include solo voices and a chorus. The choice of Schiller's poem contributed to the work becoming a symbol of freedom.

These nine inimitable symphonies have gone down in the history of music as a single, priceless entity which established a new canon, sparking off so vast a revolution that Beethoven eclipsed all previous composers who had presumed to write symphony music.

Savall's interpretation will immerse us in the creative genius that changed everything: music itself, the figure of the artist, the audience and the world. An inexhaustible vade mecum embracing all possible emotions and a guide to life.

With the support of:

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Artistic profile

EL LEÓN DE ORO
Chorus director
Marco Antonio García de Paz
LE CONCERT DES NATIONS
Concertino
Anita Mitterer
Conductor assistant
Luca Guglielmi
Concertino Assistant
Manfredo Kraemer
ACADÈMIA BEETHOVEN 2020
Conductor
Jordi Savall

Cast

Sara Gouzy, soprano
Laila Salome Fischer, mezzosoprano
Mingjie LeI, tenor
Manuel Walser, baritone

With support from the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona Provincial Authority, Barcelona City Council, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Banc de Sabadell Foundation.  

Le Concert des Nations is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the French Republic. 

October 2020

25Sunday17:00Turn T

Information of Interest

Programme

L. van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 

L. van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125