℗ 2012 Challenge Classics
Released January 20, 2012
Duration 1h 03m 10s
Record Label Challenge Classics
Catalogue No. CC 72533
Genre Classical

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete symphonies, Vol. 5: Symphony No. 9

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Jan Willem de Vriend

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Symphony No. 9 op. 125 in D Minor  
Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Ludwig van Beethoven; The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra; Jan Willem de Vriend
Molto vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra; Jan Willem de Vriend
Adagio molto e cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra; Jan Willem de Vriend
Finale: Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra; Jan Willem de Vriend
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"... the adroit members of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra adapt themselves accordingly ... don't miss de Vriend." - Gramophone "Given the overall excellence of the performances and sound, I can recommend this Ninth as worthy of even the more fully stocked Beethoven collection." - Fanfare "... a tremendous and remarkably revealing performance ... it is also a genuinely spectacular sonic experience. With all the benefits and strengths of modern instrument sonority allied with period brass and historical interpretative learning this is pretty much the state of the art when it comes to this work ... if you thought you knew it well through the sheen of your 1970s and 1980s favourites then this is a very good place to allow yourself to be given a healthy kick into some new thinking." - MusicWeb International This is the final installment in the series of the complete Beethoven symphonies recorded by Jan Willem de Vriend and his Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. As with all previous volumes, de Vriend shows a profound understanding of these works and delivers a refreshing new interpretation of Beethoven's most famous symphony; arguably the most famous piece in the history of classical music. The conductor does not think that he is "finished" with Beethoven now that he has recorded all the symphonies. He will continue to philosophize about them, analyze scores and try to gain the best possible understanding of the composer and his roots.
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Executive producer: Anne de Jong Recorded at: Muziekcentrum Enschede (NL) Recording dates: 12-14 & 18 July 2011 Recording producer: Bert van der Wolf Recorded by: NorthStar Recording Services A&R Challenge Records International: Wolfgang Reihing Liner notes: Valentine Laoût- van Leeuwenstein Translations: Carol Stennes/Muse Translations Booklet editing: Wolfgang Reihing Cover photo: Marcel van den Broek Art direction: Marcel van den Broek, New Arts International
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Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Molto vivace
Adagio molto e cantabile
Finale: Presto

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