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In this special extended episode, Carlos and St.John take on Beethoven’s legendary Ninth Symphony. Often praised as the greatest symphony ever written, this groundbreaking work features an unprecedented choral finale and the famous “Ode to Joy.”

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Creative Credits
Music Credits
Sound Effects Credits
Sources/Recommended Reading

Creative Credits

Carlos Botero, Host

St. John Flynn, Host (Houston Public Media)

Mark DiClaudio, Audio Production and Editing (Houston Public Media)

Todd Hulslander, Technical Supervision (Houston Public Media)

Brad Sayles, Houston Symphony Broadcast Recording Engineer (Houston Public Media)

Calvin Dotsey, Executive Producer

Music Credits

Most orchestral excepts featured in On the Music are taken from archival Houston Symphony recordings. We also supplement these with commercially available recordings to ensure that we respect the rights of our musicians and to fill in gaps in our archives. Credits are listed by order of first appearance. The Houston Symphony Broadcast Recording Engineer is Brad Sayles of Houston Public Media.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral (movements 3-4) – Bavarian Radio Symphony. Cond. Mariss Jansons. BEETHOVEN, L. Van: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Reflections (Bavarian Radio Symphony, Jansons). 2013. MP3.

Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory – Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Cond. Ondrej Lenard. BATTLE MUSIC.

Beethoven: Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens – Recording provided by Naxos. Details forthcoming.

Rossini: Torvaldo e Dorliska – Bellavia, Giovanni, Michele Bianchini, Paola Cigna Castellano, Anna Rita Gemmabella, Huw Rhys-Evans, and Mauro Utzeri. Cond. Alessandro De Marchi. Perf. ARS Brunensis Chamber Choir. ROSSINI: Torvaldo E Dorliska. Czech Chamber Soloists, Brno.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 – Daniel Veesey, piano. Courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli – Oxford Camerata. Cond. Jeremy Summerly. PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli.

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge – Kodaly Quartet. BEETHOVEN, L. Van: String Quartets, Vol. 8 (Kodály Quartet) – No. 13 / Grosse Fuge, Op. 133.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral (movements 1-2) – Archival Houston Symphony Recording. Conducted by Hans Graf.

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 – Kodaly Quartet. BEETHOVEN, L. Van: String Quartets, Vol. 7 (Kodály Quartet) – No. 15 / Hess 34.

Sound Effects Credits

Sound effects courtesy of Credits are listed by order of first appearance.

Horse Hooves – Innenstadt_4b_Pferde.wav by OSH37.

War Sounds – Vanhan ajan sota, taistelu / Ancient, old time battle, combat, horses galloping, men shouting and barking, fencing, swords clanging, guns, cannons, shots, mix by YleArkisto.

Whispering – Four_Voices_Whispering_3_wEcho.wav by geoneo0.

Guillotine 1 – guillotine2.wav by smidoid.

Guillotine 2 – Short Chop.aif by amsempl.

Prison Cell Door – JailDoorClose.wav by TurtleLG.

German-language Background Conversation – pub.WAV by Edrie.

Gavel – HighCrackingHammerGavel.WAV by TurtleLG.

Tinnitus Effect – tinnitus.mp3 by Sclolex.

Angry Mob – angry mob loop.aiff by benjaminharveydesign.

Marching – Marching.wav by WebbFilmsUK.

Sources/Recommended Reading

Berlioz, Hector. “Berlioz: Essay on Beethoven’s Symphonies.” Berlioz: Essay on Beethoven’s Symphonies. Michel Austin, 18 July 1997. Web. 02 Mar. 2016.

Cook, Nicholas. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. Cambridge: Cambridge U, 1993. Print.

Grove, George. Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies.

Hopkins, Antony. The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven. London: Heinemann, 1981. Print.

Lockwood, Lewis. Beethoven: The Music and the Life. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003. Print.

Solomon, Maynard. Beethoven. New York: Schirmer Trade, 1998. Print.

Solomon, Maynard. Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination. Berkeley: U of California, 2003. Print.

Swafford, Jan. Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph ; a Biography. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Print.



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