BEETHOVEN Symphonies 8 + 9 (1962) / Karajan

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonien No. 8 · No. 9
(Aufnahmen/Recordings: 1962)

(Rehearsal/Probe: Symphony No. 9)
Janowitz · Rössel-Majdan
Kmentt · Berry
Wiener Singverein
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan a.o.
Int. Release 01 Oct. 2008
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CD 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.9

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Gundula Janowitz, Hilde Rössel Majdan, Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry, Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Durée totale de lecture 1:07:03

CD 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.8; Symphony No.9 (rehearsal)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93

Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Rehearsal

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Singverein, Reinhold Schmidt

Durée totale de lecture 55:47

This is easily the finest Ninth we have yet had in stereo . . . my goodness how a modern recording adds to the impact . . . The Scherzo is [intense] . . . purity and simplicity are the keynotes . . . [3rd movement]: [an] almost religious calm. The recording was made in a church, and here one feels it clearly. The triplet variation in particular is radiant in a way that is rarely achieved in studio recordings. The finale is blessed with very good soloists . . . [Walter Berry]: How much better to have a clearly defined voice than a heavier one which is badly focussed . . . Gundula Janowitz is a beautiful young newcomer. . . It is a rich and creamy voice . . .