The Beethoven concert of 22 December 1808 was a benefit concert held for Ludwig van Beethoven at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna that featured the public premieres of Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy. This concert, then called an Akademie, was approximately four hours duration. Its featured performers were an orchestra, chorus, vocal soloists, and the composer as piano soloist. Beethoven biographer Barry Cooper refers to the concert, in terms of its content, as the "most remarkable" of Beethoven's career.
Performed by the University Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choruses. Conducted by Nicholas Waldvogel.
Symphony no. 6, "Pastoral"
"Ah Perfido," with Rhoslyn Jones, soprano
Gloria from Mass in C, with combined choruses prepared by Yejee Choi
Piano Concerto no. 4, with Frank Wiens, piano
Symphony no. 5, in C minor
Sanctus and Benedictus from Mass in C
Piano Fantasy op. 77, with Sabine Klein, piano
Choral Fantasy, with Sonia Leong, piano, and combined choruses