Beethoven 94 - 15 August 2012
MESSIAEN Prayer of Christ ascending towards his Father, from L’Ascension
BRAHMS Geistliches Lied
BEETHOVEN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9
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The ACO's internationally-acclaimed Beethoven symphony series reaches its climax with Symphony No.9, "Ode to Joy",
featuring one of the finest British choirs and an exceptional line-up of soloists.
Critics called the ACO's recent Beethoven concert in London “the finest concert of the summer” and spoke of “thrilling playing”, “vibrant drive” and “total involvement”, concluding, “this compact chamber orchestra matches anything Europe can offer in energy, precision and interpretative rigour.”
Building to the symphony, a trio of serene yet intense works, swelling to Beethoven's depiction of a sea voyage.
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“Superlatives seem inadequate for this latest and consummate instalment of the Beethoven cycle by Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. In short..."