Beethoven: Symphony No.9, Choral

Beethoven’s euphoric Symphony No. 9, like his Symphony No. 5, is one of those pieces of classical music which transcends the barrier between musical genres – one of the few pieces of the classical canon in the popular consciousness.

Few can fail to be uplifted and caught up in the joyous Ode to Joy finale. For this performance, recorded live at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1994, we were joined by the renowned conductor and long-time collaborator, Sir Charles Mackerras, a partnership that lasted almost a quarter of a century.

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Sir Charles Mackerras conductor

Amanda Roocroft soprano
Fiona Janes mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Neal Davies baritone

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"★★★★★ One of the most thrilling Beethoven interpretations I have ever heard. It bristles with revolutionary spirit … The OAE play like gods and demons."
Financial Times