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Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Schmidt-isserstedt, Sutherland

Release Date: 11/15/2007 
Label:  London/Decca Jubilee Catalog #: 417755   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martti TalvelaJames KingMarilyn HorneDame Joan Sutherland
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), James King (Tenor), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  4 Customer Reviews )
 Unsurpassed February 22, 2018 By Patrick F. (Oak Park, IL) See All My Reviews "I could not agree more with Mr. Brown (10Nov13). I, too, have the vinyl version, and I've always been struck by the pacing and cohesiveness of this recording, not to mention the orchestral texture and details, and the quality of the vocal soloists. So many other performances sound rather disjointed and episodic by comparison. This one just sounds "right" to my ears, in a way that no other recording I've ever heard does." Report Abuse
 well-paced, full of life and exquisite vocal solo January 13, 2015 By jeffry k. (guilford, CT) See All My Reviews "well-paced with a lively 2nd movement and amazing vocals. after listening to this i decided to listen to abbado's version, and felt the latter was dull and workmanlike. then i noticed that in the 2nd movement, for example, shmidt-isserstedt is a bit over 10 min, abbado over 13. barenboim was 15! karajan from the early 60's was a bit over 10 min but felt hurried instead of lively. bernstein, leading the vpo, at 11 min wasn't bad, but didn't have the life and energy of s-i's vpo. reading reviews of other versions, some speak very highly of fricsay's version- i listened and it is, indeed, good. the 2nd movement, for comparison, is 10:30 and has the same kind of propulsive thrust as s-i's. fricsay had a very good vocal quartet, too, and the baritone dietrich fischer-dieskau does well by his part. otoh, the bass martti talvela, in this version, sounds like the voice of god. i'm sure i needn't say much about the quality of the other vocalists here- marilyn horne and joan sutherland are so well-known that even i [very much not an opera buff] knew of them, the tenor- james king, and the bass were names i didn't know, but are of similar stellar quality. highly recommended," Report Abuse
 I have loved this particular recording for over 2 June 10, 2014 By alice r. rogers (east los angeles, CA) See All My Reviews "I wear out my cd on a regular basis, so I expect to order this same cd again" Report Abuse
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