Beethoven’s “9th Symphony” from Berlin on tonight’s “Evening Concert”

March 12, 2020

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s a Deutsche Welle Festival Concert recorded late last August in the Berlin Philharmonie with Kirill Petrenko leading the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Chorus, and vocal soloists Marlis Peterson, Elisabeth Kulman, Benjamin Bruns, and Kwangchul Youn in Beethoven’s “9th Symphony”.

Thursday March 12: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (DWF 2019-11)

Petrenko Premiere

Locations: Berlin Philharmonie (1,4) Mozarteum, Salzburg (2)
Performed by: Berlin Philharmonic (1,3,4) Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (2)
Berlin Radio Chorus (4) Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Soloists: Marlis Petersen, soprano (1,4) Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano (4)
Benjamin Bruns, tenor (4) Kwangchul Youn, bass (4)
(1) BERG: Symphonic pieces from the opera Lulu for soprano and orchestra (28:53)
(2) MOZART: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, 2nd movement (06:19)
(3) TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, op. 74, 2nd movement * (07:34)
(4) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, opus 125 (1:01:24)

* on Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings BPHR 190261

Recorded by Radio Berlin Brandenburg (RBB) in the Berlin Philharmonie on August 23, 2019

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