Boesch © Priska Ketterer
Boesch © Priska Ketterer


FLORIAN BOESCH sings Beethoven's 9th Symphony & Missa Solemnis

The Austrian bass-baritone Florian Boesch is one of the great lied and oratorio interpreters of our time. Critics celebrate him for his "wonderfully guided, agile and beautiful tone " and for a "pianissimo that gets under your skin". The audience can enjoy this beauty of this artistry this month as Florian Boesch takes to the stage with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and his Missa Solemnis.

On 7 May 1824, 200 years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was premiered in Vienna's Kärntnertortheater and thrilled audiences even then. One of the most famous works of classical music, the piece has continued to serve as a beacon for people's longing for peace.

Florian Boesch will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and under the direction of Semyon Bychkov at the Rudolfinum in Prague, followed by performances under the motto "Resound Beethoven" together with the Wiener Akademie and under the direction of Martin Haselböck at the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal.

The final concert will be Beethoven's Missa solemnis with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Adam Fischer at the Vienna Musikverein.

"From the heart – may it return to the heart"
Ludwig van Beethoven. Motto on the autograph of the "Missa solemnis" op. 123


1, 2, 3 May 2024 | Prague
Beethoven: 9th Symphony
Czech Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor

7 & 9 May 2024 | Wuppertal
Beethoven: 9th Symphony
Wiener Akademie
Martin Haselböck, Conductor

24, 25, 27 May 2024 | Vienna
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Vienna Philharmonic
Adam Fischer, Conductor