Beethoven, Symphony 9, 4th movement (complete) Ode to Joy, Presto, Philharmonia Baroque




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Published on Dec 7, 2011

The final movement of Beethoven's last symphony, performed by the Philharmonia Baroque orchestra, directed by Nicholas McGegan.

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Q: Who are the performers?
A: The chorus includes members of three choirs: the Philharmonia Chorale, directed by Bruce Lamott, San Francisco Choral Artists, directed by Magen Solomon, and the U. C. Berkeley Chamber Chorus, directed by Marika Kuzma. The soloists are soprano Lynne Dawson, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Iain Paton, and baritone Andrew Foster-Williams.

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A: In this graphical score, the notes of the string instruments are shown as rhombi, the brass and winds are colored rectangles, the percussion instruments are gray (from top to bottom: triangle, cymbals, timpani, bass drum), and the vocal parts are ellipses.

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