Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Friday, January 24, 2014

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Nick Halley Sunday, January 26, 2014: 9:05 - 10:00 am, (9:35 - 10:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Great revolutionaries: Beethoven and Gardiner

On Choral Concert this Sunday Nick Halley brings you two true revolutionaries: the conductor John Eliot Gardiner and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

In his time, Beethoven’s music was a slap in the face to the ruling musical establishment, he pushed all the boundaries and changed music permanently. Over time though, his music has become more associated with the tried and true—and has in turn become part of the musical establishment of our time.

Well move over musical establishment and bring in John Eliot Gardiner. He is breathing life back into Beethoven, and playing it the way it was first heard. Gardiner is blowing off the cobwebs of any normal interpretation of the great master, giving all his musicians the same instruments that were used in Beethoven’s time (without the bells and whistles we have nowadays) and letting them loose to express the joy of the original sound of this incredible music.

Tune in this Sunday to hear Beethoven’s revolutionary music played with punch, in John Eliot Gardiner’s performance of Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis”.

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