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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125
Many thanks to Regula Mühlemann, she will sing instead of Genia Kühmeier, who fell ill.
It was planned like this:
At the styriarte 2016, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts all Beethoven symphonies in their authentic sound for the first time. This way, he continues what he started at the styriarte 2015 with his sensational performances of the „Missa solemnis“. The venture starts with the first symphony, still following the footsteps of Mozart and Haydn, yet already outrageous in the first dissonant chord. Up until the eighth symphony, the entire splendour of Beethoven’s orchestral works steadily evolves …
When a young Colombian with a student address in Vienna became principal conductor of the recreation orchestra in Graz in 2005, hardly anybody would have dared to believe that Andrés Orozco-Estrada would lead one of Europe’s greatest orchestras nine years later: the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt, where he will bring a Beethoven cycle to the stage this year. All nine symphonies in four concerts – much like at the styriarte, just not on historical instruments. What Orozco has declared as the goal of his Beethoven interpretations will also come true together with the Concentus Musicus Wien in Graz: “finding a common language together with the orchestra”. Behind the podium of the Concentus Musicus, he would like to let Beethoven’s symphonies “speak”.