Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this pearl
What is truly amazing to me is the fact that this version was originally recorded in 1959 (!!!). While the strings might seem a bit thin in places to some, the basses and woodwinds really shine in this recording. Ansermet’s crisp, up-tempo interpretation of the score is one of the best ever, in my estimation, and not to be missed. Ansermet delivers a lean, muscular performance of the ‘Ninth’ with a slow movement of cool beauty. The youthful choir adds real zest to the finale and aided by a quartet of star soloists (this was Joan Sutherland’s first recording for Decca) Ansermet gives the choral finale real nobility.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Joan Sutherland, Norma Procter, Anton Dermota, Arnold van Mill
Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.31 GB
|Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 (‘Choral’)|
|A1||1st Mov. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso||16:20|
|A2||2nd Mov. Molto Vivace||11:15|
|A3-B1||3rd Mov. Adagio Molto E Cantabile – Andante Moderato – Andante – Adagio||15:15|
|B2||4th Mov. Presto – Allegro Ma Non Troppo – Allegro Assai||24:15|
Analyzed folder: /96k LvB – Symphony No. 9 – Ansermet
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR15 -2.44 dB -22.08 dB A1 1st Mov. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso.aif
DR15 -1.28 dB -22.54 dB A2 2nd Mov. Molto Vivace.aif
DR17 -4.10 dB -26.81 dB A3-B1 3rd Mov. Adagio Molto E Cantabile – Andante Moderato – Andante – Adagio.aif
DR13 -1.03 dB -19.38 dB B2 4th Mov. Presto – Allegro Ma Non Troppo – Allegro Assai.aif
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR15
- Bass Vocals – Arnold van Mill (tracks: B2)
- Chorus – Chorale Du Brassus (tracks: B2), Choeur Des Jeunes De L’Eglise Nationale Vaudoise* (tracks: B2)
- Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
- Conductor – Ernest Ansermet
- Contralto Vocals – Norma Procter (tracks: B2)
- Directed By [Choruses] – André Charlet (tracks: B2)
- Engineer [Uncredited] – Roy Wallace
- Mastered By – E (24)
- Orchestra – L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
- Photography By – Hans Wild (2)
- Producer [Uncredited] – James Walker (5)
- Soprano Vocals – Joan Sutherland (tracks: B2)
- Tenor Vocals – Anton Dermota (tracks: B2)
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