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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Glorreiche Augenblick (Der) / Choral Fantasy (McCawley, City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Wetton)

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s)
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Secular
Catalogue 8.572783
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Beethoven’s unusual cantata Der glorreiche Augenblick (The Glorious Moment) is filled with patriotic praise for Vienna and tributes to the kings and princes of Europe after the defeat of Napoleon. It was performed alongside his symphonic Wellington’s Victory at its première in 1814. The Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus and orchestra opens with a virtuosic, improvisatory Adagio for the piano. The work’s main theme anticipates the famous Ode to Joy setting Beethoven later devised for his Choral Symphony.


   




Review By Benoît Fauchet,Diapason,


8.572783_Diapason_fr.pdf


Review By Infodad.com,June 2012

The work…is an elaborate occasional piece, the occasion being the gathering of Europe’s royal rulers in Vienna to attempt to return life to the way it was before the upstart Corsican rattled all the crowned heads…Cast as a cantata featuring singers in the roles of Vienna (the city), Seherin (a prophetess), Genius, and “Leader of the People,” Der glorreiche Augenblick includes parts for solo cello (Ben Hughes) and violin (Clio Gould), plus a final choral section for boys’ choir. It is a big work, elaborate throughout…Hilary Davan Wetton, a fine choral conductor, plays things straight—the only real way to handle them here—in a performance that is suitably serious, affirmative, and as uplifting as it was intended to

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Review By Infodad.com,June 2012

The work…is an elaborate occasional piece, the occasion being the gathering of Europe’s royal rulers in Vienna to attempt to return life to the way it was before the upstart Corsican rattled all the crowned heads…Cast as a cantata featuring singers in the roles of Vienna (the city), Seherin (a prophetess), Genius, and “Leader of the People,” Der glorreiche Augenblick includes parts for solo cello (Ben Hughes) and violin (Clio Gould), plus a final choral section for boys’ choir. It is a big work, elaborate throughout…Hilary Davan Wetton, a fine choral conductor, plays things straight—the only real way to handle them here—in a performance that is suitably serious, affirmative, and as uplifting as it was intended to

more....

Review By Infodad.com,June 2012

The work…is an elaborate occasional piece, the occasion being the gathering of Europe’s royal rulers in Vienna to attempt to return life to the way it was before the upstart Corsican rattled all the crowned heads…Cast as a cantata featuring singers in the roles of Vienna (the city), Seherin (a prophetess), Genius, and “Leader of the People,” Der glorreiche Augenblick includes parts for solo cello (Ben Hughes) and violin (Clio Gould), plus a final choral section for boys’ choir. It is a big work, elaborate throughout…Hilary Davan Wetton, a fine choral conductor, plays things straight—the only real way to handle them here—in a performance that is suitably serious, affirmative, and as uplifting as it was intended to

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