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Symphony no9 'Choral' 1999Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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The Choral Symphony of Beethoven did not feature in the repertoire of Dundee Choral Union, and the RSNO very rarely brought the chorus through from Glasgow. However they had given a performance in the Caird Hall as a fitting element of the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Burgh's charter in 1992. It was therefore highly surprising to hear the great work again after less than a decade. Walter Weller may not have produced the level of fizzing excitement that Lazarev did a few months later with the Verdi Requiem, but this was still a thoroughly rewarding performance with an excellent quartet of soloists.

The symphony was not generally considered to constitute a full evening's entertainment. On this occasion it was preceded by the brief Strauss tone poem Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op28.

Further performance dates to be confirmed.

Performance DatesSymphony no9 'Choral' 1999

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Caird Hall | Dundee

26 Nov, 19.30

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