C – ›Discovery‹ series, ›Create Your Own‹

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Broadcast

Monday, 01.01.2024 | 2.05 pm

Deutschlandfunk

Programme

Helen Grime
›Meditations on Joy‹ (German premiere – commissioned by DSO)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony Nr. 9 in D minor, with texts by Navid Kermani

Artists

Robin Ticciati Conductor

  • Sally Matthews Soprano
  • Karen Cargill Mezzo-soprano
  • Christof Fischesser Basso
  • Navid Kermani Narrator
  • Dmytro Popov Tenor

Rundfunkchor Berlin
Justus Barleben Chorus Master

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

About the programme

Is there a more popular work in the world than Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony? Hailed as a revolutionary musical breakthrough – a chorus is heard in a symphony for the first time! – played thousands of times, now the Anthem of Europe, and last not least the reason why a CD has a playing time of exactly 74 minutes. Navid Kermani, writer and eminent intellectual German voice, will reflect on Beethoven’s humanism from today’s perspective. And composer Helen Grime interprets the »joy, beautiful spark of the divinity« in her ›Meditations on Joy‹.

Cover des Programmheftes
Programme brochure

for the concert

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Broadcast

Monday, 01.01.2024 | 2.05 pm

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Artists

Biography
Robin Ticciati

Robin Ticciati

Conductor

Biography

Sally Matthews

Sally Matthews

Soprano

Karen Cargill

Karen Cargill

Mezzo-soprano

Christof Fischesser

Christof Fischesser

Basso

Navid Kermani

Navid Kermani

Narrator

Dmytro Popov

Dmytro Popov

Tenor

Biography
Rundfunkchor Berlin

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Biography

Biography
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Orchestra

Biography

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