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

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  • Orchestra, Piano and Chorus)00:04:12
  • Piano and Chorus)00:04:08
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…)
Instruments:Orchestra, Piano & Chorus / Piano & Chorus
Submitter:Mill, Carl B
Email:TheAppraisalMill (e-mail)
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 (e-mail)
quasi Andante con moto. Choral Section. Orchestral Arrangement = 4:11 / Piano Arrangement = 4:06
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