Recording from 29. Jan 2015

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

A forerunner for the 9. Symphony?

The Choral Fantasy was composed in 1808. Beethoven intended the Fantasy to serve as the concluding work for a concert he put on himself 22 december 1808. The Fantasy was designed to include all the participants in the concert. At the same concert symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 were performed, as well as the 4. Piano Concerto and an excerpt from the Mass in C major.