BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 (1962) / Karajan

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 9
(Recording 1962)
Janowitz ˇ Rössel-Majdan
Kmentt ˇ Berry
Wiener Singverein
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 06 Aug. 2013
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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

Total Playing Time 1:07:03

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 . . .