Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music!
Analogue Mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios!
Pressed at Pallas!
First Time On Vinyl!
Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording of Beethoven's Ninth.
"Abbados 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
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
First time ever on vinyl
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