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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Ozawa, Mito Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 01/25/2019 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002963802  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mihoko FujimuraRie MiyakeKei FukuiMarkus Eiche
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mito Chamber OrchestraTokyo Opera Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

45 years after his debut Philips recording of Beethoven’s Ninth, Seiji Ozawa returns to this epic masterpiece with the Mito Chamber Orchestra. This new recording of Symphony No. 9 features star players Radek Baborák (horn), Ricardo Morales (clarinet), and Philippe Tondre (oboe) as well as the German baritone Markus Eiche, who leads a quartet of Japanese soloists and the Tokyo Opera Singers in a riveting performance of the famed final movement.

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REVIEW:

There’s a fresh animating spirit here that pushes the music forward. Much of its punch and clarity comes from the compact size of the Mito Chamber Orchestra. The moment the symphony ends, cheers ring out from the live audience. You may
Read more well feel like joining in.

– Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mihoko Fujimura (Alto), Rie Miyake (Soprano), Kei Fukui (Tenor),
Markus Eiche (Baritone)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mito Chamber Orchestra,  Tokyo Opera Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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