Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia for piano, choir and orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

Fantasia for piano, choir and orchestra

Choral Fantasy

op. 80, 1808/1809

Description

In a mixture of cantata and concert piece, Beethoven set a hymn to art in his Choral Fantasy. The work, about 20 minutes in length, is often seen as a precursor to the Ode to Joy in the 9th Symphony. After a piano introduction, a dialog between piano and orchestra develops in the space of just 400 measures, before the soloists and chorus enter for the last 200 measures. (If necessary, the solo parts can be sung by members of the chorus or a semi-chorus.)


In the main section, headed "Finale" (beginning with the double basses and celli), the theme from Beethoven’s early song Gegenliebe (WoO 118, also used in the Ode to Joy) is presented, varied and finally used in the "March" in F major.

The main source of the Choral Fantasy for the edition is the first edition of the parts, published in 1811 and corrected by Beethoven; alongside this an English edition of the parts published by Clementi (1810) has been consulted for comparison. The edition contains an English singing version in a translation by Natalia Macfarren from the 19th century. 


Buy

full score

10.394/00
76 pages, 25 x 32 cm, paperback
EUR39,95 / copies
available

vocal score

10.394/03
44 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR9,95 / copies
available

choral score

10.394/05
8 pages, DIN A4
EUR6,95 / copies
available
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 6,95 EUR
from 40 copies 6,26 EUR
from 60 copies 5,56 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

10.394/19
23 x 32 cm
EUR114,00 / copies
available
  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x bassoon 1, 1 x bassoon 2, 1 x clarinet 1, 1 x clarinet 2, 1 x flute 1, 1 x flute 2, 1 x horn 1, 1 x horn 2, 1 x oboe 1, 1 x oboe 2, 1 x trumpet 1, 1 x trumpet 2 (10.394/09)
    each: 41,00 €
    5 x individual part, violin 1 (10.394/11)
    each: 3,95 €
    5 x individual part, violin 2 (10.394/12)
    each: 3,95 €
    4 x individual part, viola (10.394/13)
    each: 3,95 €
    5 x individual part, violoncello/double bass (10.394/14)
    each: 3,95 €
    1 x individual part, timpani (10.394/41)
    each: 3,95 €
    1 x individual part, pianoforte (10.394/48)
    each: 12,95 €

individual part, pianoforte

10.394/48
20 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR12,95 / copies
available

Product information

Editor

Ulrich Leisinger Personal details

Piano reduction by

Xaver Scharwenka Personal details
Claus-Dieter Ludwig Personal details

Translator

Natalia MacFarren Personal details

Songwriter / Librettist

Christoph Kuffner Personal details

Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven Personal details

Not the right thing?