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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 "Choral"

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin

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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"  
1.1
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Daniel Barenboim; Staatskapelle Berlin
17:39
1.2
II. Molto vivace - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Daniel Barenboim; Staatskapelle Berlin
15:20
1.3
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Daniel Barenboim; Staatskapelle Berlin
17:58
1.4
IV. Presto - "O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!" (Ode to Joy / feat. Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, René Pape, Robert Gambill, Roemarie Lang, Soile Isokoski)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Daniel Barenboim; Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin; René Pape; Robert Gambill; Roemarie Lang; Soile Isokoski; Staatskapelle Berlin
25:39
Total Playing Time    76:36
"Barenboim’s Beethoven symphony cycle is the most emotionally complete, humane, and perfectly realized series of non-period-instrument performances of this music to have appeared in decades [...] Barenboim’s achievement clearly demonstrates that a wonderful tradition is alive, vital, and still capable of renewal through intelligent understanding expressed in partnership with a like-minded orchestra, and above all, through supreme musicianship on the podium. His encounter with this music’s generosity of spirit and deep passion will provoke, stimulate, challenge, and delight."
- ClassicsToday.com

General Music Director Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, as part of Barenboim's first recording of the complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle. On this recording, Barenboim and the orchestra are joined by soprano Soile Isokoski, mezzo-soprano Rosemarie Lang, tenor Robert Gambill, and bass René Pape, along with the Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin under chorus master Eberhard Friedrich.

“I waited a very long time to record the Beethoven symphonies…I waited for the music to mature in me – or me in it – and to find an orchestra that not only did what I asked it to do, but which really felt every detail in the music exactly as I did at the moment we were playing it…This is the greatest joy that a conductor can have.”
– Daniel Barenboim
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Tracks 1-4 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM

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