Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
  • Barbican Centre,
    Silk Street,
    London
    EC2Y 8DS
  • Sunday 26th May, 7:30pm
Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.

Claudia Boyle soprano

Britten Sinfonia Voices

Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices Director

Thomas Adès conductor

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence, a brilliant, feverish setting of texts from Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Also sprach Zarathustra.

Programme:

Gerald Barry The Eternal Recurrence

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Tickets: £15-35

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