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Toscanini Collection Vol 5 - Beethoven: Symphony No 9


Release Date: 01/18/1991 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60256   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eileen FarrellJan PeerceNan MerrimanNorman Scott
Conductor:  Robert ShawArturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw ChoraleNBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Jan Peerce (Tenor), Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano),
Norman Scott (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw,  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 64 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Molto vivace
Adagio molto e cantabile; Andante moderato
Presto; Allegro assai

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Very hard to ever top October 28, 2012 By Gary D. (Boston, MA) See All My Reviews "Toscanini Conducting his own orchestra, the old NBC Symphony, in Carnegie Hall, perhaps the greatest composition ever written is certainly worth having in anyone's collection. Consider how many times Toscanini lent his considerable expertise to this piece over his very long career. And then consider who has joined in this recording, some of the finest voices of the world of that era and you have a genuine masterpiece. Yes their are other recordings by top notch Conductors, who became equally famous and we shall no doubt see more. But none will ever really equal Toscanini. This was recorded in 1952, and must be considered one of the great recordings of the 20th. Century." Report Abuse
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