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Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles and the World Orchestra for Peace

By , 21 July 2018
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Lars Vogt © Giorgia Bertazzi
Gateshead

A self-confident Beethoven 9 from Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 09 June 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst at the podium (17 May concert) © Ken Blaze, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

A brilliant Beethoven 9 marks The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th anniversary season closer

By , 18 May 2018
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Cardiff

Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

By , 19 January 2018
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Brett Dean © Pawel Kopczynski
Zürich

Brett Dean meets Beethoven: The new Tonhalle Maag’s first concert this season

By , 27 September 2017
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Xian Zhang at the podium © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
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Kashuzi Ono © Stofleth
London

The revolutionary spirit tamed: the LPO in Lindberg and Beethoven

By , 06 May 2017
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Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

Beethoven from Dresden in Cardiff

By , 01 April 2017
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
San Francisco

A speedy Beethoven Ninth disappoints in San Francisco

By , 01 February 2017
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Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle

Seattle begins New Year with Beethoven's Ninth

By , 07 January 2017
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Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart with the Vienna Philharmonic © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Vienna Philharmonic's “Week in Japan” finishes on the birthday of Suntory Hall

By , 12 October 2016
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Vladimi Jurowski © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 13: LPO become brothers under Jurowski in Beethoven 9 & Lindberg

By , 24 July 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

“Alle Menschen werden Brüder”: Sir Simon Rattle at Baden-Baden's Easter Festival

By , 21 March 2016
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The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle earlier in their cycle © Rob Davidson
New York City

Maestro Rattle cooks up a fresh Ninth with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Westminster at Carnegie Hall

By , 21 November 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Los Angeles

Dudamel combines forces in stirring Beethoven's Ninth

By , 06 October 2015
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Bertold Fabricius
London

Dohnányi leads the Philharmonia's 70th birthday gala with Schumann and Beethoven

By , 27 September 2015
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Andris Nelsons © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 4: Nelsons' era at the CBSO comes to a close with impassioned Beethoven Ninth

By , 19 July 2015
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Hanno Müller-Brachmann © Monika Ritterhaus
London

A Ninth lacking freshness: Haitink and the LSO in Beethoven's Choral Symphony

By , 21 June 2015
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Jacek Kaspszyk © Juliusz Multarzynski
London

Warsaw Philharmonic in Szymanowski and Beethoven

By , 20 May 2015
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Vadym Kholodenko © Van Cliburn
Madrid

RTVE shines in an exciting Beethoven programme in Madrid

By , 08 May 2015
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

A barnstorming 175th birthday for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 14 March 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
Prague

A euphoric Ninth in Prague commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

By , 15 November 2014
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Juanjo Mena © Sussie Ahlberg
Manchester

Beethoven explored by BBC Phil and Juanjo Mena in Fourth and Ninth symphonies

By , 27 September 2014
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Alan Gilbert © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: A joyous Ninth from Alan Gilbert and the Gewandhaus

By , 12 September 2014
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello | EMI
London

Hope, tragedy and redemption: the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia at Royal Festival Hall

By , 17 May 2014
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Joel Smirnoff © Peter Schaaf
Cleveland

Beethoven's Ninth at Cleveland's Severance Hall

By , 28 March 2014
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
New York City

'Vienna: City of Dreams' opens with VPO in Beethoven and Schoenberg

By , 25 February 2014
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Wiener Philharmoniker  ©  Richard Schuster
Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic celebrate the Konzerthaus' centennial with Beethoven 9

By , 20 October 2013
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Alan Gilbert  ©  Chris Lee
New York City

Turnage's Beethoven and Gilbert's Ninth at the Philharmonic

By , 03 October 2013
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Vasily Petrenko acknowledges the bust of Beethoven after conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 wit ©  BBC/Chris Chri
London

Prom 38: The NYO celebrate the Royal Philharmonic Society at 200 with Beethoven and Turnage

By , 11 August 2013
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The CBSO conducted by Andris Nelsons  ©  Neil Pugh
Birmingham

Beethoven sounding new: The CBSO Beethoven cycle concludes

By , 27 June 2013
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Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in the 30 Jan concert; ©  Steve J. Sherman
New York City

Embodying Beethoven's Ninth: Barenboim and WEDO conclude at Carnegie

By , 03 February 2013
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The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique with Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Anima Mundi festival, Pisa
New York City

John Eliot Gardiner's Beethoven 9 still shocks at Carnegie Hall

By , 16 November 2012
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Australian Chamber Orchstra  ©  Jon Frank
Adelaide

Thrilling Beethoven from the ACO and Clare College, Cambridge in Sydney

By , 07 August 2012
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Tan Lihua  ©  courtesy Albion Media
London

Beijing comes to London: Beijing Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 29 July 2012
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Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim, leader of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with soloists (L- © BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 18: Beethoven's Ninth

By , 27 July 2012
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Nikolaj Znaider  ©  George Lange
Manchester

The Hallé and Nikolaj Znaider: Ninth Symphonies of Beethoven and Shostakovich

By , 24 May 2012
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Vladimir Ashkenazy,  ©  Keith Saunders
Sydney

Beethoven's triumphant spirit shines through with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

By , 10 February 2012
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Philippe Jordan,  ©  Johannes Ifkovits
Vienna

Vienna’s other New Year’s concert

By , 01 January 2012
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Christopher Warren Green,  ©  Miel Peters
London

Raymond Gubbay presents Beethoven's Ninth: Christmas at the Barbican

By , 29 December 2011
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©  BBC / Michael ONeil
London

A tailor-made cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma

By , 31 August 2011
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Edinburgh

RSNO and Stéphane Denève: John Adams and Beethoven 9

By , 05 May 2011
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Madrid

Evocación, contemplación y acción: Stravinsky y Beethoven para la clausura de la temporada “Redenciones” de la OCNE

By , 30 June 2018
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Joshua Weilerstein © Felix Broede
Geneva

L'Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne à Genève : un Martinů roboratif, un Beethoveen qui laisse sur sa faim

By , 03 May 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Paris

Ode à la nouvelle année : tendre Neuvième à Radio France

By , 06 January 2018
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El director Juanjo Mena © Michael Novak
Madrid

Mena, la OSM y el Orfeón Pamplonés: una Novena pletórica

By , 21 December 2017
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© CNDM
Madrid

"Nueve novenas" para festejar en Madrid el Día Europeo de la Música

By , 24 June 2017
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Los profesores de la OSG y el director titular Dima Slobodeniouk
La Coruña

Gran Novena de Beethoven para el 25º aniversario de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

By , 20 May 2017
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El director Vladimir Kulenovic © Paul Glickman, Steven Stone and Pilvax Studio Balazs Borocz
Madrid

Una buena dosis de alegría para terminar el año: la Novena por la Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia

By , 28 December 2016
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