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Samuel Ramey - Ode "To Joy"- Beethoven
Seeded by Helena on 24 Apr 2010
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Author: OperaMadness
Karita Mattila - sopran Anne Sofie von Otter - contralto Francisco Araiza - tenor Samuel Ramey - bass London, 1989 Final chorus Ludwig van Beethvoven: O friends, not these sounds! Rather let us sing something more pleasant and more joyful! Friedrich von Schiller: Joy, thou spark from flame immortal Daughter of Elysium! Drunk with fire, O Heavn-born goddess, We invade thy halidom! Let thy magic bring together All whom earth-born laws divide; All mankind shall be as brothers Neath thy tender wings and wide. He that's had that best good fortune, To his friend a friend to be, He that's won a noble woman, Let him join our jubilee! Ay, and who a single other Soul on earth can call his own; But let him who never achieved it Steal away in tears alone. Joy doth every living creature Draw from nature's ample breast; All good men and all those evil follow on her roseate quest. Kisses doth she give, and vintage, Friends who fir
Work: Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
IV - O Freunde, nicht diese Töne
Instrument: Soprano ; Mezzo Soprano
Form/Genre: Symphony
Period: Romantic