Beethoven 9

Date: Saturday 29th January 2011 19:30

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester


  • Beethoven String Quartet op.18 No. 1
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Performed By

  • Douglas Boyd Conductor
  • Rebecca von Lipinski Soprano
  • Anna Grevelius Mezzo Soprano
  • Peter Wedd Tenor
  • Roderick Williams Baritone
  • CBSO Chorus
  • String Quartet
  • Giovanni Guzzo Violin
  • Adi Brett Violin
  • Richard Williamson Viola
  • Hannah Roberts Cello

“…Boyd can do no wrong.” CityLife “…Boyd and his expert players are always eager and rhythmically alert.” The Telegraph

Talking Point, 6.30pm

Beethoven’s specialist Barry Cooper outline the story of how Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was composed, and shows how Beethoven managed to make the choral finale – an extraordinary innovation in itself – seem a natural and obvious outcome of the three preceding movements.

Post-concert: ENCORE, 9.30pm


This programme presents two contrasting musical forms, taken by Beethoven to new and unrivalled heights within his lifetime. Beethoven’s very first string quartet demonstrates his total mastery of the classical style, as developed by his predecessors Haydn and Mozart. His last symphony, one of the best known works of the Western classical repertoire, is monumental in stature, fusing poetry and music. This concert completes our critically acclaimed symphonic cycle with Douglas Boyd, so don’t miss the final installment.

Ticket prices

£32, £25, £22, £18, £12, £9

Booking informationTelephone the box office on 0161 907 9000

In person, go to The Bridgewater Hall Box Office, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS