Karajan, Herbert von

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 "Choral"

CD
21 Aug 2015

Barcode: 0825646090303

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Other participants: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Marga Höffgen, Otto Edelmann, Philharmonia Orchestra

Herbert von Karajan made his first - and perharps most thrilling - recording of the complete Beethoven Symphonies with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the early 1950's. The set, a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue, was recorded in mono, but an expetimental stereo version of the 9th Symphony was made in parallel at the sessions in Vienna. This, taken from the orifinal tapes, is its first release as a single CD.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral': II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio molto e cantabile -  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Prestissimo (Ode to Joy)  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": Presto - Recitativo - Allegro assai -  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": Allegro assai vivace (Alla marcia) -  - Herbert von Karajan 


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