Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl Double LP! Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music! Analogue Mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios! Pressed at Pallas! First Time On Vinyl!
Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording of Beethoven's Ninth.
"Abbado’s new (Beethoven Symphony) cycle is certainly different, quicker, lighter-toned, more ‘Italianate’ - the Ninth Symphony radically so ... By concentrating on pace, logic and transparent texturing Abbado effectively draws Beethoven into that distinguished circle of musical obsessives whose music he has always conducted as to the manner born. At best, the new technology produces sound of astonishing transparency, I have never heard the finale of the Ninth Symphony so astutely and lucidly performed and recorded, the inner part-writing, vocal and choral, crystal-clear ... it is the studio-made Fourth and the ‘live’ Ninth which currently stand clear in my memory." - Gramophone
Features: • Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl • Double LP • Pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany • Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard • Cutting to lacquers at Emil Berliner Studios in Berlin • Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music • Analogphonic release • First time ever on vinyl • Gatefold jacket
Musicians: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Claudio Abbado, conductor Karita Mattila, soprano Violeta Urmana, mezzosoprano Thomas Moser, tenor Tomas Quasthoff, bass Swedish Radio Choir Eric Ericson Chamber Choir Tonu Kaljuste, chorus master
Selections: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125 Side A: 1. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso Side B: 2. Molto vivace - Presto Side C: 3. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato Side D: 4. Presto - Allegro assai