Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beautiful 1st pressing
There are so many good recordings of the ninth that we will all have our personal favourite. Someone will go for technical mastery, others for emotional control and resonance for self. My preference depends in part on my mood at the time. I keep coming back to the old recordings of the late 50’s. Klemperer with Hans Hotter in London in November 1957 and this recording from the same year with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Ferenc Fricsay. The latter is a DG recording and is technically superior to my ‘Testament’ effort from London. Both are wonderful but in different ways and the history of each production plays its part.
# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
# Vinyl (1958)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 3.61 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
|IX. Sinfonie D-Moll Op. 125|
|A1||1. Satz: Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso|
|A2||2. Satz: Molto Vivace|
|B||3. Satz: Adagio Molto E Cantabile|
|C||4. Satz: PrestoAlto Vocals – Maureen Forrester
Baritone Vocals – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Chor Der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale
Chorus Master – Karl Forster
Soprano Vocals – Irmgard Seefried
Tenor Vocals – Ernst Haefliger
|D1||Egmont, Ouvertüre Op. 84|
|D2||Ouvertüre Leonore III|
Analyzed folder: /192k LvB – symphony No. 9 – Fricsay
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -1.14 dB -19.01 dB A1 LvB – IX. Sinfonie D-Moll Op. 125 – 1. Satz- Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso.wav
DR14 -2.24 dB -21.29 dB A2 LvB – IX. Sinfonie D-Moll Op. 125 – 2. Satz- Molto Vivace.wav
DR14 -0.53 dB -20.81 dB B LvB – IX. Sinfonie D-Moll Op. 125 – 3. Satz- Adagio Molto E Cantabile.wav
DR12 -1.19 dB -18.22 dB C LvB – IX. Sinfonie D-Moll Op. 125 – 4. Satz- Presto.wav
DR13 -0.66 dB -18.72 dB D1 LvB – Egmont, Ouverture Op. 84.wav
DR13 -0.53 dB -19.06 dB D2 LvB – Ouverture Leonore III.wav
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR13
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