Claudio Abbado Beethoven Symphony No. 9 180g Import 2LP
Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl Double LP!
Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music!
Pressed at Pallas!
Analogue Mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios!
First Time On Vinyl!
Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording of
"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
• 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
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
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125
1. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
2. Molto vivace - Presto
3. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
4. Presto - Allegro assai
Recorded April 2000