Beethoven - Symphony no.9 | Pentatone PTC5186253

Beethoven - Symphony no.9

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186253

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 16th February 2018

Contents

Artists

Helen Donath (soprano)
Teresa Beganza (contralto)
Wieslaw Ochman (tenor)
Thomas Stewart (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor

Rafael Kubelik

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'

Artists

Helen Donath (soprano)
Teresa Beganza (contralto)
Wieslaw Ochman (tenor)
Thomas Stewart (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor

Rafael Kubelik

About

Pentatone’s fourth release from Rafael Kubelík’s acclaimed Beethoven symphonies in its Remastered Classics series in his commanding reading of the Ninth Symphony performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, joined by the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and a quartet of outstanding soloists in the famous choral finale with the “Ode to Joy”.  Beethoven’s Ninth is one of the best symphonies ever written. Kubelík’s Beethoven interpretations in general also define this performance. His reading of the Ninth brings together “sweeping grandeur, volatile energy and radiant emotion” with “crisp orchestral playing and fine articulation”. His “deeply felt rendition” fully lives up to the “human aspiration and cosmic majesty” of this exceptional work (allmusic.com).

Rafael Kubelík recorded his cycle of Beethoven symphonies in the 1970s for Deutsche Grammophon, each with a different orchestra, earning widespread praise. Although recorded in multi-channel sound, these unmissable performances have previously been available only in the conventional two-channel stereo format. Using state of the art technology which avoids the need for re-mixing, PENTATONE’s engineers have remastered the original studio tapes to bring the performances to life as originally intended: in compelling and pristine multi-channel sound.

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