***** “…one of the most thrilling Beethoven interpretations I have ever heard.” – ft.com
The second CD on our OAE RELEASED label is a live recording from the Edinburgh International Festival, featuring conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.
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, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment were joined by the renowned conductor and long-time collaborator, Sir Charles Mackerras, a partnership between him and the OAE that lasted almost a quarter of a century.
Symphony No.9, Choral
Sir Charles Mackerras conductor
Amanda Roocroft soprano
Fiona Janes mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Neal Davies baritone
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The New Company
Total Running Time: 63.50 Booklet text in German with English translation.
Signum Classics SIGCD254
Recorded live at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on 26 August 1994, from a concert presented by the Edinburgh International Festival.
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