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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Runnicles, World Orchestra for Peace [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 06/28/2019 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 749604  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Annika SchlichtRené PapeErin WallAttilio Glaser
Conductor:  Donald Runnicles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  World Orchestra for Peace
Number of Discs: 1 
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In 2018, marking the exact 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War 1, the all-star World Orchestra for Peace gave two UNESCO designated performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Symbolically one in each of the UK and Germany – for the BBC Proms in London and for the Würth Music Foundation in Künzelsau. Founded in 1995 by Sir Georg Solti to reaffirm, in his words, “the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace”, leading players from the world’s finest orchestras gave this performance at
Read more ‘the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month’, 100 years after the guns fell silent in 1918. The performance is preceded by moving words of welcome and introduction from Prof. Würth and Lady Solti, both highlighting the need for brotherhood and joy amongst all nations, as reflected in the words of Schiller’s Ode in the choral finale. As a bonus, this release includes welcome and introductions from Prof. Dr. Reinhold Würth, Charles Kaye (Director/co-founder of the World Orchestra for Peace), and Lady Valerie Solti (Patron of the World Orchestra for Peace).
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Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Annika Schlicht (Mezzo Soprano), René Pape (Bass), Erin Wall (Soprano),
Attilio Glaser (Tenor)
Conductor:  Donald Runnicles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  World Orchestra for Peace
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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