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Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic [blu-ray Audio]

Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001935446   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-SintowAgnes BaltsaPeter SchreierJosé van Dam
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Singverein
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Alto), Peter Schreier (Tenor),
José van Dam (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1976 
Venue:  Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Germany 
Length: 66 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

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 Karajan's Great Beethoven Ninth May 2, 2016 By owen  ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Experts differ on whether Karajan's 1962 or this 1976 recording of the Ninth is his best. I've got the CD version of this '76 performance and in my amateur opinion I think it is one of the best Beethoven Ninths (topped only by the 1954 mono recording of Furtwangler in SACD format--see my 09-14-14 review). The CD version of this performance is marvelous and a nice recording despite its age and provenance-- surely a reference recording. This Blu-ray issue Is a direct dub from the 24 bit 96 khz second generation master tape from which the 16 bit CD version is derived. This Blu-Ray offers a little more detail or clarity but also makes some of the 1976 recording's deficences more apparent, such as some brightness at the peaks. But except for the cost-is-of-no-concern audiophile, I would recommend the CD. See the budget priced two disc set which includes the Fifth and Sixth (reviewed next)." Report Abuse
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