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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 & Choral Fantasy

Heras-Casado Pablo, Freiburger Barockorchester, Zürcher Sing-Akademie

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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; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester
13:35
1.2
II. Molto vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester
13:32
1.3
III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester
12:07
1.4
IV. Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester; Zürcher Sing-Akademie; Christiane Karg; Sophie Harmsen; Werner Güra; Florian Boesch
21:58
Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"  
2.1
I. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester; Kristian Bezuidenhout
3:54
2.2
II. Finale. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester; Kristian Bezuidenhout
6:29
2.3
III. Adagio, ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester; Kristian Bezuidenhout
4:23
2.4
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Heras-Casado Pablo; Freiburger Barockorchester; Zürcher Sing-Akademie; Kristian Bezuidenhout; Christiane Karg; Sophie Harmsen; Werner Güra; Florian Boesch
3:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:54
First and foremost, this double album enshrines the exemplary work of an ensemble whose designation 'Baroque Orchestra' by no means limits its excursions into later repertories: under the watchful eye of a gifted conductor, the 'Freiburgers' (and co.) offer us a profoundly renewed vision of the Ninth, that myth among myths, that touchstone of a genre in quest of the absolute – and the direct descendant of a much earlier 'Choral Fantasy'. The latter work showcased one of Beethoven's most extraordinary talents: improvisation. Kristian Bezuidenhout has joined forces again with his concerto partners to let us experience this little-known score as if it had just been premiered... then transcribed by Beethoven himself!
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