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Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic [blu-ray Audio]

Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001935446   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-SintowAgnes BaltsaPeter SchreierJosé Van Dam
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Singverein
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Alto), Peter Schreier (Tenor),
José Van Dam (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1976 
Venue:  Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Germany 
Length: 66 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

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 A Stunning Beethoven Ninth May 2, 2016 By owen  r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Experts differ on whether Karajan's 1963 or this 1976 recording of the Ninth is his best. I'm not going into that spider's nest, however, I've got the CD version of this performance and in my amateur opinion I think it is one of the best Beethoven Ninths (topped only by the 1954 mono recording of Furtwangler in SACD format--see my 09-14-14 review). The CD version of this performance is marvelous and a nice recording despite its age and provenance-- surely a reference recording. This Blu-ray issue raises our consideration to another level. When I fist played this I thought this is probably as close as we will ever come to hearing the master tape. You can hear inner detail clearly that you might not have noticed on the CD and the recording on the whole is stunning. If you have the equipment to play Blu-ray you really should splurge and get this." Report Abuse
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