Beethoven - Symphony No.9
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Label: Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or
Cat No: C729081
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 26th May 2008
ArtistsLisa della Casa
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
ConductorHerbert von Karajan
In England, Italy, Japan and, above all, in Vienna, with both the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras he repeatedly took up the challenge of doing justice to the great demands of this complex work. The line-up of soloists in 1955 was the same as it had been in the spring of 1953, again taking place under the aegis of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. With this tried and tested team he produced a reading of the work which, rereleased on CD, creates an impression of the greatest unity.
This was the last occasion on which the Vienna Symphony Orchestra played the Ninth Symphony under the conductor's direction, even though he continued to make guest appearances with them for almost another decade. The tremendous tension from one movement to the next points in many respects to a transitional phase in Karajan's career, a career in which various factors did not always conspire to such felicitous effect as they did in the Großer Saal of Vienna's Musikverein in the summer of 1955.
Live Recording 1955.
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