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Beethoven Coral
Beethoven Coral
  • Coro
  • M/6
  • The debut of conductor Nils Schweckendiek (Artistic Director of the Helsinki Chamber Choir) ahead of Coro Casa da Música takes place in an evening entirely dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven, within the scope of the composer's 250th birthday celebrations. Written in record time, Choral Fantasy combines different musical forces: orchestra, voices and piano. In this evening’s performance, the choir is joined by a string quartet and Anna Kuvaja, a Finnish pianist who won five stars from the BBC Music Magazine right after releasing her first solo album. Also noteworthy is the contemporary approach to the Scherzo of the Ninth Symphony, by Manuel Hidalgo. Being an exclusively instrumental piece in its original version, the choral transcription of the Spanish composer is a challenge for the singers and an incredible surprise for the listeners.