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Unformatted text preview: Symphony No. 9 May 7, 1824  Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna  Professionals and armatures Beethoven stood at the conductor’s side  Caroline Unger (alto soloist) turned Beethoven at the end of the performance to the audience Four movements  I : Fast tempo, but begins with scattered texture  II : Fast, scherzo (joke)  III : Slow beautiful song-like ( cantabile )  IV : Fast and powerful with solo voices and chorus Question of ‘form’  Vocal soloists and chorus  “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 (rev. 1803)  From “drinking song” to “universal rejoicing” Instrumental and vocal recitative (recitation)  ‘Joy’ theme  Variations on ‘Joy’ theme  ‘Awe’ theme  Double fugue of two themes Fast and strong opening  Instrumental recitative in cello and contra bass  Insertion of a theme from the first movement  Insertion of a theme from the second movement  Insertion of a theme from the third movement ‘Joy’ theme (cello/ contra bass)  Variation 1 (bassoon/ viola/ cello/ contra bass)  Variation 2 (bassoon/ violin/ viola/ cello/ contra bass)  Variation 3 (flute/ oboe/ clarinet/ bassoon/ horn/ trumpet/ violin/ viola/ cello/ contra bass) Fast and strong opening  Vocal recitative (baritone solo voice) Freude, schöner Götterfunken, ...
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