The Cleveland Orchestra is saying “thank you” to its audiences for 100 years of support by allowing Spotify users to stream the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
The recording was performed in May as part of the orchestra’s Centennial Season and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst’s “The Prometheus Project,” which was devoted to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, according to a news release.
“Beethoven’s Ninth not only raises questions about humanity, but offers answers as to how we can respond—based on the ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity, free thought, and profound vision of human solidarity,” Welser-Möst said in a program note.
The details of the recording:
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Norbert Ernst, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Lisa Wong, director
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 “Choral” in D Minor: IV
Finale on Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”
Image credit: Roger Mastroianni