Beethoven believed that music could unleash change and revolution, and set the example himself. His Ninth Symphony unites his genius and his guiding worldview: the idea of human solidarity and universal brotherhood into one musical masterpiece.

In 2016, Magnus Lindberg was given the honour – or challenge! – of composing a new work for the opening for the Ninth. “If I had to choose one composer, it would be Beethoven. He is still the ultimate example of what it means to be a contemporary composer.”


Magnus Lindberg • Two Episodes (2016)
Ludwig van Beethoven • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125
concert without intermission
download: text & translation 'Ode to Joy'
19:30 Meet The Artist: Stéphane Denève (ENG)
19:30 Music Talk: Hendrik Vos (NL)
19:30 Plus Talk: Els Hertogen, 11.11.11 (NL)