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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Hybrid SACD)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Hybrid SACD)

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Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony release an all-new recording of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. From its stormy opening to the towering fourth movement, Beethoven’s final and perhaps greatest symphony is also one of the most universally loved. The album features the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, bass-baritone Nathan Berg, tenor William Burden, mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen, and soprano Erin Wall. Beethoven’s Ninth is the latest addition to the San Francisco Symphony’s Beethoven recordings, and is presented in premium audio Hybrid SACD.
 
This album continues MTT and the San Francisco Symphony's ongoing exploration of the music of Beethoven. Previously SFS Media released Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 7 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 4 with Emanuel Ax. MTT also led a journey through Beethoven's music in Keeping Score: Beethoven's Eroica.
 
 
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
 
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
 
Erin Wall, soprano
William Burden, tenor
Kendall Gladen, mezzo-soprano
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
 
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Ragnar Bohlin, director
 
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125                          1:10:41
I.   Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso                         16:23
II.  Molto vivace                                                                   11:45
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato                    16:27
IV.  Finale: Ode, "To Joy"                                                       26:08
 
 
Recorded live in PCM 96 kHz/24-bit audio June 27-30, 2012 at Davies Symphony Hall — a venue of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, City and County of San Francisco.
 
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