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Choral Fantasia


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(1) Beethoven's Op.80, in C minor, for solo pf., ch., and orch., comp. 1808. Comprises variations on Beethoven's song Gegenliebe (1794–5), a melody which resembles that of prin. theme of finale of his 9th Sym., for which this Fantasia seems to have been a preliminary experiment. Text is poem by Christoph Kuffner. (2) Holst's Op.51, for sop., ch., org., brass, perc., and str., to words by Robert Bridges (1844–1930), comp. 1930. F.p. Gloucester Fest. 1931.

(1) Beethoven's Op.80, in C minor, for solo pf., ch., and orch., comp. 1808. Comprises variations on Beethoven's song Gegenliebe (1794–5), a melody which resembles that of prin. theme of finale of his 9th Sym., for which this Fantasia seems to have been a preliminary experiment. Text is poem by Christoph Kuffner. (2) Holst's Op.51, for sop., ch., org., brass, perc., and str., to words by Robert Bridges (1844–1930), comp. 1930. F.p. Gloucester Fest. 1931.

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