Evangelion – Rahbari – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony 4th Movement “Ode to Joy”

UPDATE 2021-02-26: after a month and a half of delay with no known release date, we have a new release date, in just ten days! Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time will be released in theaters in Japan March 8, 2021! Omedetou!

If you saw an ad, it wasn’t due to me. I did not and would not monetize this video.

This was not on YouTube, so I had to upload it. I don’t own the rights to the STILL FRAME IMAGE from Evangelion, or also, obviously, the greatest performance of the greatest song in all of history.

This track is taken from The Evangelion Addition CD and was also released on Evangelion Classical vol 1. This is the same performance featured in episode 24 of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and in Evangelion: Death. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. Conducted by Alexander Rahbari and performed by the BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra Brussels.

You will notice the audio has been compressed. I did this because the environment in which music listening takes place has changed. I simply can’t play it loudly enough to hear the quiet stuff without the loud stuff potentially bothering my neighbors.

I’m not completely satisfied with the compression here, either. But then, I’m rarely satisfied with my work. If you understand audio compression better than me, some pointers would be quite welcome. What settings would you recommend? I didn’t want to go overboard or anything. Just to bring up the quiet stuff.

download this compressed mp3 here

2019-06-27 The first ten minutes of Evangelion 3.0+1.0, the final Rebuild film, will be shown in four exclusive venues on July 6!

2020-10-16 The final Rebuild of Evangelion film, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, has a new release date! 2021/1/23! After a long delay due to coronavirus, with almost no updates, the fourth film we long worried would never be released is finally coming, eight years after the third movie! The new teaser with the new release date also has all new footage!!

UPDATE 2021-01-15 Japan is now in another state of emergency due to Covid-19 and the release of Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time is being delayed again. There is currently no information as to when it might premiere. stay strong, true believers! Ganbatte ne.