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Furtwängler - Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-9060 SACD
Release date2022-01-07
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time82:45

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Seventy years ago, on the 29th July 1951, Wilhelm Furtwängler conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at a concert marking the reopening of the Bayreuth Festival after seven years of silence following the Second World War. It was a momentous occasion, and the concert was broadcast by Bavarian Radio and trans¬mitted across the world, for instance by Swedish Radio.
Using the analogue mono tape as digitized by Swedish Radio, the present disc reproduces the broadcast as it would have been heard by listeners in Sweden: we have chosen to not change anything, not to ‘brush up’ the sound, not to clean and shorten the pauses or omit audience noises within the music, but to keep the original as it was. In this way we hope to recreate the feeling of actually sitting in front of an old radio in 1951, listening to this important concert – a true historical document.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
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    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 12.41
Extra material for download
01 Welcoming announcements 01:57 $ 0.29 USD
02 Programme announcement 02:19 $ 0.35 USD
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125 "Choral" 73:56
03 I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso 18:01 $ 2.84 USD
04 II. Molto vivace - Presto 11:46 $ 1.87 USD
05 III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante cantabile 19:13 $ 2.89 USD
06 IV. Presto - Allegro assai … 24:56 $ 3.75 USD
07 Applause and closing remarks 02:44 $ 0.42 USD
  Album total 82:45
OrchestraBayreuth Festival Orchestra
ConductorFurtwaengler, Wilhelm
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
SopranoSchwarzkopf, Elisabeth
AltoElisabeth Höngen
TenorHopf, Hans
BassEdelmann, Otto

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