Symphony No.9, Op.125 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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Performances

Recordings

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Performer Pages Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (orchestra)
Performers Otto Klemperer (conductor)
Publisher Info. Amersterdam: Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1956.
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Misc. Notes Recorded performance: Amsterdam, 17 May 1956
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4 more: 2. Scherzo. Molto vivace - Presto • 3. Adagio molto e cantabile • 4. Presto (Part 1: measures 1-265) • 5. Presto (Part 2: measures 266-end)

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Performers Garritan Personal Orchestra
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Presto "An die Freude" (selection)

For Voice, Mixed Chorus and Wind Band (Rondeau)

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For Brass Ensemble (Rondeau)

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For Mixed chorus and Piano (Knuth)

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For Organ (Carmona)

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Sheet Music

Scores

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Publisher. Info. Composer's Manuscript, n.d.(1824)
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6 more: Complete Score (color) • 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (monochrome) • 2. Scherzo. Molto vivace - Presto (monochrome) • 3. Adagio molto e cantabile (monochrome) • 4. Presto (monochrome) • Cover Page (grayscale)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, n.d.[1826]. Plate 2322.
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Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 1: Symphonien, Nr.9
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1863. Plate B.9.
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4 more: 2. Molto vivace • 3. Adagio molto e cantabile • 4. Presto • Replacement page 5 (improved)

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Editor Henry Charles Litolff (1818-1891)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate 2773.
Reprinted Symphonies Nos.8 and 9 in Full Score
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1989.
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Misc. Notes Mvt.IV: Page 5, which formerly a repetition of page 3, has been replaced by a newly typeset page in the style of the Litolff edition, made by Skiasaurus.
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5 more: 2. Molto vivace • 3. Adagio molto e cantabile • 4. (Part 1) Presto • 4. (Parts 2, 3) Allegro molto assai (Alla marcia) ; Andante maestoso • 4. (Part 4) Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato

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Editor Max Unger (1883-1959)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, n.d.[1938]. Plate E.E. 3611
Reprinted Eighth and Ninth Symphonies in Full Score (pp.109-392)
New York: Dover Publications, 1976.
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Misc. Notes The Unger edition is Public Domain in the USA (ineligible for NIE restoration due to PD status in its country of origin). It was also issued by Peters (as Ed.509).
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4 more: 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso • 2. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Presto • 3. Adagio molto e cantabile • 4. Presto

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Publisher. Info. Palo Alto: CCARH, 2008.
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Misc. Notes MuseData page
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Parts

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12 more: Oboe 1, 2 • Clarinet 1, 2 (B♭, C) • Bassoon 1, 2, Contrabassoon • Horn 1, 2 (D, B♭) • Horn 3, 4 (B♭ basso, E♭, D) • Trumpet 1, 2 (D, B♭) • Trombone 1, 2, 3 (alto, tenor, bass clefs) • Timpani, Triangle/Bass Drum/Cymbals • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos and Basses

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1865).
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Orfeo Mandozzi 2015
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Scherzo

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Editor Kenneth Gill
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Vocal Scores

Presto "An die Freude"

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Arranger Carl Reinecke (1824–1910)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate V.A. 1295.
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Publisher. Info. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1984. Plate 5175.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Hermann)

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Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate V.A. 267/268
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For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Kirchner)

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Arranger Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d.. Plate 6930.
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For Violin and Piano (Sitt)

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Arranger Hans Sitt
Publisher. Info. Symphonien für Pianoforte und Violine
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1886]. Plate 6918.
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For 2 Pianos (Liszt)

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Arranger Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, n.d.[1853]. Plate 11890.
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*3rd mov. 2 pages (#58-59) missing at the end.
4th mov. 1 page missing (#86) in the middle.
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For 2 Pianos (Singer)

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Arranger Otto Singer II (1863-1931)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, Ed.3033i, n.d.(ca.1905). Plate 8823
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For 2 Pianos

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For Piano 4 hands (Horn)

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Arranger August Horn (1825–1893)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate V.A. 42.
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For Piano 4 hands (Meves)

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Arranger Wilhelm Meves (1808-1871)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.(1890). Plate 12328
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For Piano 4 Hands (Ravina)

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Arranger Jean Henri Ravina (1818-1906)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Lemoine, n.d.[1875]. Plate 7895.HL.
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For Piano 4 hands (Ulrich?)

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Arranger Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872) ?
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1894. Plate 10837
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1894. Plate 10837.
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For Piano (Goetschius)

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Arranger Percy Goetschius (1853-1943)
Translator Arthur H. Ryder (1875-1944)
Publisher. Info. Analytic Symphony Series
Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1937. Plate 77900.
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For Piano (Liszt)

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Arranger Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Editor José Vianna da Motta (1868–1948)
Publisher. Info. Franz Liszt: Musikalische Werke. Serie IV, Band 2-3 (pp.141–228).
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1922. Plate F.L. I-IX B.
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For Piano (Pauer)

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Arranger Ernst Pauer (1826-1905)
Publisher. Info. London: Augener Ed.8006B, n.d.(ca.1900). Plate 8091.
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Adagio molto e cantabile

For Violin, Cello, Piano and Harmonium (Reinhard)

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Arranger August Reinhard (1831-1912)
Publisher. Info. Concertirende Trios, No.2
Berlin: Carl Simon, n.d. Plate C.S. 285.
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Presto

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Misc. Notes Intended for string quintet. Not recommended for string orchestra (but still technically alright).
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Presto "An die Freude" (selection)

For Voice, Mixed Chorus and Wind Band (Hodges-Rondeau)
See: Hymn to Joy
For Mixed Chorus and Strings (Manookian)

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Misc. Notes Arrangement for Junior String Orchestra and 2-Part Choir
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For 15 Saxophones (Gaulin)

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Arranger Mathieu Gaulin
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Misc. Notes Mesures 241-330. See here for details
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For Brass Ensemble (Rondeau)

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Misc. Notes 2 Horns, 2 Flugelhorns, 2 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Tuba
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For Chamber Orchestra (Ni)

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Arranger Xiaoyang Ni (b. 2001)
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Misc. Notes This arrangement combines several segments of Movement 4 and a segment from Brahms Symphony No.1: famous for its reprise of Ode an die Freude.
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For Mixed Chorus and Piano (Knuth)

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For Mixed Chorus (Peters)

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For 4 Cellos (Déjardin)

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Misc. Notes For students to play with their professors. Level : beginner to intermediate.
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For Organ (Carmona)

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For Piano (RSB)

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.9
Alternative. Title Choral
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.125
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 280
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (D minor)
  2. Scherzo. Molto vivace (D minor) - Presto (D major)
  3. Adagio molto e cantabile (B major)
  4. Presto (D minor) - Allegro assai (D major);
    Allegro molto assai (Alla marcia) (B major);
    Andante maestoso (G major) - Adagio ma non troppo, ma divoto (G minor)
    Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato - Allegro ma non tanto - Pressitissmo (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1822-24
First Performance. 1824-05-07 in Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
Michael Umlauf and Ludwig van Beethoven (co-conductors)
First Publication. 1826 (August) - Mainz: Schott, Plates 2322 (score), 2321 (parts)
Librettist Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Language German
Dedication König Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen
Average DurationAvg. Duration 65 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
soprano, alto, tenor, bass
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, cymbals, triangle, bass drum, strings
Related Works Hymn to Joy by Edward Hodges is the popular hymn arranged from the fourth movement.
External Links Wikipedia article
All about Beethoven article
Symphony No.9 - scores at Sheet Music Plus

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Symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven