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.
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 mayRead more well feel like joining in.
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)
Mito Chamber Orchestra,
Tokyo Opera Singers
Period: Classical Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria