The Ninth




    Western classical music

    The Ninth

    Beethoven and the World in 1824

    Harvey Sachs

    Faber 2010

    Hardback 235pp Illustrated

    9780571221455   Product Code: 21824

    In May 1824 a Viennese audience heard the premiere of Beethoven's 'Grand Symphony, with Solo and Choral Voices entering in the Finale'. The Ninth is a multidimensional examination of the Choral Symphony's place in Beethoven's career, the responses of its earliest listeners to its message of universal brotherhood, and its special resonance in the watershed year which also saw the death of Byron during the Greek struggle for independence.

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