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Jordi Savall: Beethoven's 8th & 9th

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Gran Teatre del Liceu: AuditorioumBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
Dates/times in Madrid time zone

This concert is the last in the series devoted by conductor Jordi Savall to the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven to mark the 250th anniversary of the Bonn-born composer's birth.

In it Savall's Concert des Nations will play the last two symphonies. The Eighth is remarkable for the sharp contrast between events in the composer's life and the joyful exuberance of the score.

The Ninth, on the other hand, ushered in a new era, for it was unusual for a symphony to include solo voices and a chorus. The choice of Schiller's poem contributed to the work becoming a symbol of freedom. These nine inimitable symphonies have gone down in the history of music as a single, priceless entity which established a new canon, sparking off so vast a revolution that Beethoven eclipsed all previous composers who had presumed to write symphony music. Savall's interpretation will immerse us in the creative genius that changed everything: music itself, the figure of the artist, the audience and the world. An inexhaustible vade mecum embracing all possible emotions and a guide to life.

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