Cookie Control

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.
I am happy to proceed
Image

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9



Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
This Naxos Historical performance for the Great Conductors series was recorded during the performance of 29th July, 1951, at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth. The re-opening of the Bayreuth Festival in 1951 represented a major step forward in the international rehabilitation of Germany following the end of the Second World War. As the leading conductor of his generation, Wilhelm Furtw?ñngler was the obvious choice to conduct the opening performance of the Festival, traditionally devoted to a single work, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the 'Choral'.

This work had a deep spiritual significance for Furtw?ñngler: he only agreed to conduct it on special occasions, and never made a studio recording of it. First released in 1955, after his death, the recording of this 1951 performance represents one of the most profound realisations of Beethoven's masterpiece ever to have been committed to disc.

Praising Furtw?ñngler's earlier Naxos Historical release of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony last year (8110879), 'MusicWeb' stated: "This disc offers a good example of why Wilhelm Furtw?ñngler is regarded by so many good musical judges as a great conductor. These are performances that will grace any collection and I strongly recommend this disc.""
Facts
Item number 8111060
Barcode 747313306022
Release date 01/10/2006
Category
Label Naxos Historical
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Elisabeth Hongen
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Hans Hopf
Otto Edelmann
Composers NULL Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductors Wilhelm Furtwangler
Orchestras Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Producers Mark Obert-Thorn
Disc: 1
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"
1 I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2 II. Molto vivace
3 III. Adagio molto e cantabile
4 IV. Finale: Presto -
5 IV. Allegro assai -
6 IV. Presto -
7 IV. Allegro assai vivace -
8 IV. Andante maestoso -
9 IV. Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato -
10 IV. Allegro ma non tanto -
11 IV. Poco allegro stringendo il tempo, sempre piu a
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
£12.99
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio, Op. 72
Image
£14.99
WAGNER: Lohengrin
Image
£6.99
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 / WAGNER: Parsifal Prelude
Image
£19.99
WAGNER, R.: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
WAGNER, R.: Parsifal 8110221-24 01/01/2003 £19.99
Out of stock
BEETHOVEN: Archduke Trio 8110195 01/09/2002 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 8110639 01/06/2001 £6.99
Out of stock
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 8110638 01/04/2001 £6.99
Out of stock
Heifetz 100th Anniversary Tribute 8107001 01/01/2001 £34.99
Few in stock Buy +
WAGNER, R.: Parsifal 8110049-50 01/01/2000 £12.99
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items