Choral

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 ('Choral')

LSO0592 SACD

Beethoven Symphony No 9 ('Choral')

Beethoven Symphony No 9 ('Choral')

Track List

 

Bernard Haitink conductor
Twyla Robinson
soprano
Karen Cargill
mezzo
John Mac Master
tenor
Gerald Finlay
bass

CD of the Week BBC Radio 3 CD Review

'enough orchestral punch to knock a listener senseless ...' The Times

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is a landmark in the history of music, changing the concept of what a symphony could be. The use of solo singers and a chorus in the final movement was revolutionary, and the emotional journey to a glorious vision of a world of love and tolerance paved the way for idealistic symphonies to come.

James Mallinson producer 
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineers 
Recorded April 2006, Barbican, London 
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording 
Notes in English/en français/auf De

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Reviews

'simply masterful Beethoven ... Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time. Even if you already have umpteen other recordings of these works, you really owe it to yourself to hear this new set. It's a deeply satisfying musical experience' Chicago Tribune

CD of the Week 'this recording has impressed every one of the CD Review team ... there is a feeling of immediacy and drama tempered with vision and maturity as though Haitink's long career has been leading towards this time where he can combine impetuosity and youthful enthusiasm with the wisdom of age and experience' BBC Radio 3 CD Review

'enough orchestral punch to knock a listener senseless ... we are caught in the grip of a performance of quite uncommon fervour. Feel the warmth of Finley's opening bass solo, marvel at the open throats of the London Symphony Chorus' The Times

'a magnificent performance of the Ninth, done with total commitment under Haitink's inspiring leadership ... with splendid chorus and soloists in full cry, and orchestra in blazing form, all is thrillingly right. Every detail of the ever-astonishing score is given its value in a reading of passionate conviction' Sunday Times

'an incredible recording' MusicOMH

Artists

Bernard Haitink conductor
Twyla Robinson
 soprano

Karen Cargill mezzo soprano

John Mac Master tenor

Gerald Finley bass

London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineers

Recorded April 2006, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch
Text in German with English translation
Sung in German

CD
Catalogue number - LSO0092
UPC - 822231109228

SACD
Catalogue number - LSO0592
UPC - 822231159223

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