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The Ninth Symphony is universally considered one of Beethoven’s greatest works, as well as one of the greatest musical works ever composed.
The finale—the first example of a composer writing for voices in a symphony—is a marvel, utterly fresh in conception, brilliantly masterful in execution, and influential beyond measure on future generations. Our lecture will explore aspects of the first three movements and then delve deeply into this groundbreaking finale, exploring how Beethoven makes the startling introduction of voices into this presumably instrumental form seem inevitable; his use of Schiller’s 1785 poem, Ode to Joy; and the finale’s unique transformation of Theme and Variation beyond all previous conception.
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Harvey Granat Presents
with Harvey Granat and guest Barry Kleinbort and a performance by Karen Mason