Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble – Thomas Hengelbrock conductor – Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano
'Stimmt an die Seiten', excerpt from Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2 Joseph Haydn
Piano Concerto no. 4, op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven
Fantasy for Piano, Choir and Orchestra, op. 80 Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass in C, op. 86 Ludwig van Beethoven
It is 22 December 1808. In Vienna, Beethoven has just completed his final performance as a soloist. The programme is a real marathon, featuring, alongside the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, the Fourth Piano Concerto, the Choral Fantasy and a few movements of the Mass in C Major. The hall is cold and people complain about the length of the programme. Today, Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und Ensemble with Thomas Hengelbrock transport us to this very evening, but this time with a more concise format and in the cosy velvety comfort of the Henry Le Boeuf Hall.