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Beethoven: Symphony No 9 "choral" / Simon Rattle, Vienna Po


Release Date: 10/07/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57572   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Birgit RemmertKurt StreitThomas HampsonBarbara Bonney
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraCity of Birmingham Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"In the Ninth, Rattle offers a mostly full-blown German Romantic interpretation, with a granitic first movement (fantastic recapitulation), fleet scherzo (with John Eliot Gardiner's timpani solos played diminuendo), soulful Adagio (17-plus minutes and a bit mannered in phrasing), and a very well sung and played finale.... In all of this music the Vienna Philharmonic plays with characteristic assurance... EMI's sonics are generally excellent and the packaging and presentation are absolutely first class as befits the seriousness of the project." -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com "In the Ninth, Rattle offers a mostly full-blown German Romantic interpretation, with a granitic first movement (fantastic recapitulation), fleet scherzo (with John Eliot Gardiner's timpani solos played diminuendo), soulful Adagio (17-plus minutes and a bit mannered in phrasing), and a very well sung and played finale.... In all of this music the Vienna Philharmonic plays with characteristic assurance... EMI's sonics are generally excellent and the packaging and presentation are absolutely first class as befits the seriousness of the project." -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Birgit Remmert (Alto), Kurt Streit (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone),
Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/2002 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: IV. Presto - Allegro assai
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: Presto 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!'

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