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From the Archives - Consecration of the House

Jospeshstadt Theater in Vienna, Austria.
Timothy Judd
The Listener's Club
Jospeshstadt Theater in Vienna, Austria.

Beethoven recycled! In this case, he used incidental music composed for “The Ruins of Athens” and adapted it for the reopening of the Josephstadt Theater in Vienna. The new and improved music was “The Consecration of the House” and if you’ve only heard the overture, there’s a lot more fine music to enjoy.

Compositions and Recordings

Consecration of the House
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Claudio Abbado with the Berlin Philharmonic; Sylvia McNair, Bryn Terfel

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