Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Hollow pathos is not his thing. From an artist like Mariss Jansons Friedrich Schiller’s Ode: “An die Freude” must receive a far deeper significance, which also fully encompasses the doubt and profound hope embodied in this text. And thus, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate to mere superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama. On October 27, 2007, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks played Beethoven’s Ninth in the presence of the Pope in the Vatican. The recording of this memorable concert is now being released by BR-KLASSIK.

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Mariss Jansons conducts Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 9 d-moll, op. 125

(Live recording: Aula Paolo VI, Vatican (Rome), 27 Oktober 2007)



Krassimira Stoyanova – soprano 
Lioba Braun – alto
Michael Schade – tenor
Michael Volle – baritone

Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons, conductor