Friday, March 21, 2014
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: “Beethoven: Symphony No. 9”
Beethoven’s musical stories are replete with surprises, beauty, wonder and revelation—never more so than in his final symphony wherein he upped the ante by introducing vocal soloists and a full chorus. The MSO under Edo de Waart performs Beethoven’s immortal Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, a work of visionary scope and proportions that represented the apogee of technical difficulty in its day. Later in the season, the MSO also takes up Beethoven’s third and seventh symphonies.