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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9- Choral / Fidelio Overture (Royal Edition)

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Beethoven-Symphony 9 ~ Beethoven: Symphony No. 9- Chor

1. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125: II. Molto vivace
3. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile
4. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125: IV. Presto -
5. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125: Rezitativo 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!' - Allegro assai
6. Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c

Product Details

  • Performer: Beethoven, Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Arroyo, Sarfaty
  • Audio CD (June 16, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00008FRU7
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #576,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Moore TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 20, 2010
I like a great deal of Bernstein's Beethoven, but this Ninth is not one of his successes. First, the sound is tubby and bloated, lacking in definition and detail. Then, Lenny barrels through the first two movements without any of his customary conscious striving for effect and gives a general impression of a defect I never expect to find in him: boredom. Phrasing in the opening movement is choppy and perfunctory and the molto vivace sounds simply rushed, as if Bernstein needed to catch the last train home, and although I suppose it has a certain perky momentum, Beethovenian grandeur is in short supply. Conversely, the Adagio is slack and laboured - but worse is to come. The final movement is simply horrible - and not just because the soloists are so egregiously poor. Norman Scott sounds way beyond his yell-by date and the tenor is...well, don't take my word for it; you just have to hear him - but please don't part with any money to do so. It is not always the case that unknown names bring disappointment, but in the case of the tenor and mezzo the ungenerous verdict "justly neglected" comes to mind. Martina Arroyo - a singer I generally admire greatly - does her reputation no favours here; she simply gets through it in the same spirit as the New York Philharmonic, who must have known that this was not going to be their finest hour. The Juilliard School Chorus sounds like a bunch of amateur hacks, tenors bawling gamely, ragged entries all over the place, sopranos squawking incongruously - though matters do improve in the fugue.

OK, I admit it; I haven't the heart to comment on the "Fidelio" overture, as who cares whether it's good after so dispiriting a performance of the main work?
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By robert on July 15, 2011
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This is the best symphony written. The whole symphony hangs together, unlike some where the composer shows a different side of himself with each part. A powerful delight. And this is the best recordrd rendition, ( Ihave listened to four different renditions), The New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein.
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