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Beethoven: Symphony no 9 / Schuricht, Lipp, Höngen, et al

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Thankfully, this historic reissue on Testament presents the original stereo in a clean digital remastering, so Schuricht's performance can be judged fairly with the best possible sound quality. This is a powerful interpretation of the symphony, led by a masterful conductor who was still acute in his seventies, and played by some of the best performers available in Paris at the time. The Paris Conservatoire Orchestra gives a polished reading with warm, resonant sound, and with pungent reed timbres and an interesting horn vibrato that seems peculiarly French. The singing in the startlingly brisk Finale by soprano Wilma Lipp, contralto Elisabeth Hongen, tenor Murray Dickie, and bass Gottlob is passionate and exciting, and the choral parts are stunningly delivered by the extraordinary Elisabeth Brasseur Choir. Apart from some faint tape hiss that's noticeable in quiet spots, this is an impressive recording that listeners can still appreciate today and relish for its fresh details and remarkable energy." -All Music



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
  • Performers: Gottlob Frick (Bass); Murray Dickie (Tenor); Wilma Lipp (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Schuricht
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris, France (05/27/1958-05/31/1958)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824