Ludwig van Beethoven

From today on and for several days, 56 EBU classical channels in Europe and beyond will give powerful and meaningful airtime to promoting peace, as a testament to the human spirit. They will come together to broadcast part or all of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Luxembourg’s Radio 100,7 will broadcast the Symphony on Sunday 13 March from 12:10.

The project initiator, Cristina Comandasu, Editor-in-Chief, Radio România Muzical, says: “In difficult times, we need to remember the symbols of the best of what we are and what we stand for. And what better symbol than one of the masterpieces of the human creative mind, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, with its connection to the notions of brotherhood and peace? For the last 50 years, it has been an anthem for the European Union, which seeks to uphold the value of each human life, whoever that person may be. Whether you listen to the entire symphony or only its last movement, it will bind you to the values that underpin the society we live in and which some are dying to defend.”

Radio 100,7 will broadcast the Ninth Symphony with Iwona Sobotka, soprano, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, mezzo-soprano, David Butt Philip, tenor, and Paul Gay, bass. The Berlin Radio Chorus and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

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