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Happy Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Work: Gloria in Excelsis Deo from Missa solemnis in D major (1819-23)

Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Nicola Zaccaria, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Philharmonia Orchestra; conducted by Herbert von Karajan


Ludwig van Beethoven

Baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827 was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs.

Symphony No. 5

Bagatelle in A minor (“Für Elise”), WoO 59

Symphony No. 7

Moonlight Sonata

Symphony No. 9

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period. x


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Proust was right: life is represented better by bad music than by a Missa solemnis. Great Art makes fun of us as it comforts us, because it shows us the world as the artists would like the world to be. The dime novel, however, pretends to joke, but then it shows us the world as it actually is - or at least the world as it will become.
—  Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

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Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784) - Missa solemnis per soli, coro e organo

I. Kyrie - Christe - Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Per dopo l’Epistola
IV. Alleluia
V. Offertorio
VI. Sanctus
VII. Elevazione
VIII. Agnus Dei
IX. Post Communio
X. Toccata per il Deo Gratias

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