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The Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op 80 Allegretto, ma non troppo

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File:beet_op80.zip (October 2005) 33 kB
Full name of work:The Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op 80 Allegretto, ma non troppo
Composer:Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), German
Lyricist:Christian Kuffner
First line:Schmerichelnd hold und lieblich klingen unsers Lebens Harmonien (Soft and Sweet thro’ ether winging sounds of harmonies if life…)
Music category:Classical/Secular
Instruments:Orchestra, Piano & Chorus / Piano & Chorus
Name of file creator:Carl B. Mill
e-mail address:TheAppraisalMill "at" aol "dot" com)
Running time:00:08:16
Comments:Beethoven's CHORAL FANTASY, for piano, choir, and orchestra in c minor op. 80, marks Beethoven's first successful marriage of choral and instrumental music, something he would revisit in his Ninth Symphony. The Choral Fantasy, which includes a long piano solo that Beethoven wrote for himself, was composed in 1808 as the finale of a long concert that also featured the premieres of Beethoven's fifth and sixth symphonies. He wrote the work just days before the performance; in fact, scholars believe that most of the piano solo was improvised during the performance. Comments invited, address to: TheAppraisalMill@aol.com
quasi Andante con moto. Choral Section. Orchestral Arrangement = 4:11 / Piano Arrangement = 4:06

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