BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 (1962) / Karajan


Symphony No. 9
(Aufnahme/Recording: 1962)

To complete the release of the
Beethoven Ninth Symphony APP
Janowitz ˇ Rössel-Majdan
Kmentt ˇ Berry
Wiener Singverein
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 02 Sep. 2013
0289 479 2248 3

Track List

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




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 . . .