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Birth of the Ninth Symphony

In 1822, the London Philharmonic Society commissioned Beethoven to compose a new symphony.  It would become his Ninth Symphony.

As the work took shape in his head, Beethoven had other ideas.  He would premiere the symphony at a public concert - and - it would feature human voices.  No one before Beethoven had ever incorporated singing into a symphony.

The maestro who could no longer hear was still composing new music which featured previously untried musical techniques.

Clip from “Beethoven,” a 2005 BBC television production, featuring Charles Hazlewood and starring Paul Rhys as Beethoven.


Media Credits

Clip from “Beethoven,” a 2005 BBC television production, featuring Charles Hazlewood and starring Paul Rhys as Beethoven. 

Online, courtesy BBC Worldwide Channel at YouTube.

Director:
Ursula Macfarlane

Key Cast Members:

Paul Rhys
Ludwig van Beethoven

Jack Shepherd
Joseph Haydn

David Bamber
Prince Lichnowsky

Alice Eve
Countess Giulietta Guicciardi

Nicholas Farrell
Stephan von Breuning

Tom Goodman-Hill
Anton Schindler

Gareth David-Lloyd
Older Karl

Casper Harvey
Young Karl

Sarah Hadland
Johanna van Beethoven

Christian Coulson
Archduke Rudolph

Charles Hazlewood
Himself - Presenter

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