The Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op 80 (Prelude) Adagio

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Composer:Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), German
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Submitter:Mill, Carl B
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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 with glorious results 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.
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