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Lorna
02-14-2001, 11:11 PM
I am rather new to the world of Beethoven, so forgive me if this is an obvious question.....I am looking for two things:
1) a translation of Ode to Joy (and I gather that there are several versions)
2) I have heard that there is an annual concert given of Beethoven's Ninth by one of the big symphony orchestra/choir s. Can anyone give me any information on this ie when and where it takes place and which company performs it?

Thanks.

Peter
02-14-2001, 11:17 PM
There is a translation of the Ode on this site - go to Symphony pages at www.kingsbarn.freeserve.co.uk/symphonies.html (http://www.kingsbarn.freeserve.co.uk) . As you are resident in the UK Lorna, I think you are referring to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, where it is a tradition to perform Beethoven's 9th on the last night but one.

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