Conducted by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, Radio Kamer Filharmonie (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the repertoire of classical music. Among critics, it is almost universally considered to be among Beethoven’s greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.
Soloists: Kelly God (soprano), Cécile van de Sant (mezzo-soprano), Gijs van der Linden (tenor) and Geert Smits (bass).
Recorded on April 12th, 2013 at Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s all nine symphonies. In the 9th Symphony, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig sing the chorus part. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Members of the Collegiate Chorale (currently MasterVoices) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). It is Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, it is one of the best-known works in classical music; widely considered one of Beethoven’s greatest works, and many consider it one of the greatest compositions in the western classical music.
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On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony, the “Choral” with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Riccardo Muti, a prolific recording artist who has received dozens of honors. An exhilarating testament to the human spirit, Beethoven’s Ninth bursts with brooding power and kinetic energy and culminates in the exultant hymn, “Ode to Joy.” The video is now available free by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra channel on demand for all to enjoy!
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A legendary recording of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, “Choral”: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler who widely considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. Recorded live on July 29. 1951 at the Bayreuth Festival. Sami Habra, a British specialist in classical music born in 1935 in Haifa wrote regarding this very famous concert: “Yet, after the war, he had to prove to the World that German musical Art had indeed survived that fateful period as well as some attempts by the Allies to ignore or undermine German culture. The whole musical world retained its breath while Beethoven was universally re-born when Furtwängler conducted the Ninth for the re-opening of Bayreuth in 1951” (Sami Habra, CD Furtwängler, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony, Tahra FURT 1101–1104, p. 19.)
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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125: Leonard Bernstein conducts Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra).
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Conducted by Claudio Abbado, one of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) with Swedish Radio Choir and Eric Ericson Chamber Choir performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, also known as the “Choral”, the final symphony of the German composer. Chorus Master: Tonu Kaljuste. Philharmonie, Berlin, May 1st, 2000. Enjoy.
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The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a youth orchestra based in Seville, Spain, plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, also known as the “Choral”. Choir: National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. BBC Proms 2012.
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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 – Vienna Singverein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
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