Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Alastair Miles (bass); Elizabeth Bishop (mezzo-soprano); Mary Dunleavy (soprano); Stephen Gould (tenor);...
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  1. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125
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At the hands of Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 receives a fairly conventional performance, competently played but neither inspired nor especially insightful. One might classify this as an old-school romantic interpretation, or perhaps a mannered imitation of that style since it sometimes strives for greatness through grandiosity, but without an emotional core. The first movement has some dramatic moments -- the recapitulation is particularly monumental -- but overall ...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 2003, Telarc Distribution

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