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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Annette Dasch, Mihoko Fujimura, Piotr Beczala, Georg Zeppenfeld. Vienna PO, Christian Thielemann (plus documentary 'Discovering Beethoven Symphony No. 9') [DVD]

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This fascinating release of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 stands apart from any other recording of the work. This is the first time that the magnificent piece has been recorded in HD and 5.0 surround sound, offering the most outstanding sound quality available today. Christian Thielemann leads the Wiener Philharmoniker in this moving interpretation. "Thielemann's reading of the Beethoven symphonies stands heads and shoulders above the countless and mostly undistinguishable versions on offer." (Die Presse) This performance is accompanied by an hour-long documentary featuring the conductor and Germany's foremost music critic, Professor Joachim Kaiser. The film provides insights into Beethoven's thinking, as well as interpretal comparisons from conductors like Karajan, Bernstein, and Jarvi.

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Run Time: 138 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese


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