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7 reasons why Beethoven's Ninth is a big deal

Jun 10, 2018 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

The Milwaukee Symphony is ending its classical season June 15-17 with a big finale: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Everything about this masterpiece is big, starting with the forces guest conductor Jun Märkl will lead at the Marcus Center: 106 orchestra members, four vocal soloists and 115 Milwaukee Symphony Chorus members.

Singing the Ninth's famous choral movement at Carnegie Hall was "one of the great musical experiences of my life," said J. Mark Baker, publications editor for music publi...