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Beethoven: Symphony No 9, Etc / Toscanini,


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2344   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alexander KipnisRené MaisonJudith HellwigLydia Kindermann
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón OrchestraNew York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are a number of extant recordings of Toscanini conducting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, but specialists agree that this exceptionally rare version, recorded in Buenos Aries in July 1941, is arguably the finest of them all. This concert marked Toscanini's final appearance in South America - in which continent he had made his conducting debut at the age of 19 in 1886 - and it shows the fire and powerful energy in this of all works in a manner that could only be a performance conducted by the greatest Italian-born conductor of them all. The record also contains a performance of Beethoven's Leonore No 3 Overture, a performance that concluded Toscanini's last scheduled concert as chief conductor of the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New Read more York in 1936. This pair of great performances therefore has exceptional interest, and the sound has been specially remastered to the highest modern specifications. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass), René Maison (Tenor), Judith Hellwig (Soprano),
Lydia Kindermann (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
2. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 

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