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Ludwig van Beethoven

Fantasia in C minor

Op. 80 • “Choral Fantasy”

About this work...

Beethoven composed this work in the autumn of 1808 and played as well as conducted the first performance on December 22 of that year in Vienna. In addition to pairs of winds and brass plus timpani and strings, it calls for solo voices and mixed chorus. Although a hybrid work without precedent, emulated only twice sinc... read more