Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy”: 200 years of stories – rts.ch

Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy”: 200 years of stories – rts.ch
Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy”: 200 years of stories – rts.ch

>> Premiered on May 7, 1824 in Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th symphony is one of the greatest masterpieces of classical music and possibly the best known.

>> Composed on a poem by Friedrich van Schiller and the last movement of this symphony, the “Hymn to Joy”, also called “Ode to Joy”, represents an ideal of fraternity. Used on countless occasions, in 1972 it became the anthem of the European Union.

>> To celebrate the bicentenary of this masterful work, the French-speaking public media (MFP) produced a podcast in nine episodes which gives voice to historians, musicologists, artists, conductors, philosophers and other specialists, in order to to highlight the effect of this extraordinary music on society over time.

A co-production of Public French-speaking Media. With the collaboration of: François Caudron (RTBF), Christophe Dilys (France Musique), Sarah Neu (RTS) and Hugo St-Denis (Radio-Canada). Presentation: Marie-Christine Trottier, sound mixing: Patrick Knupp and production: Julie-Christine Parent

May 7 from 7 p.m. Space 2broadcast of the concert “Resound Beethoven 9” live from the Historic City Hall in Wuppertal, Germany, organized by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn. Offered by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

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