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Marin Alsop Leads World Tour Celebrating 250 Years Of Beethoven : Deceptive Cadence

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), painted by Kloeber circa 1805.

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German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), painted by Kloeber circa 1805.

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Ever since Beethoven‘s iconic Ninth Symphony premiered May 7, 1824 at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna, it has remained arguably the most popular composition in the classical music canon, thanks largely to its final movement, the “Ode to Joy,” with a text by poet Friedrich Schiller.

But Beethoven’s music has become something much more than popular. With its expansive length, mold-busting design, and the inclusion of solo singers and chorus, he was proposing nothing less than a

Article source: https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2019/12/07/785098204/the-music-and-morality-of-beethovens-mighty-ninth

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