Vinyl LP pressing.
The Beethoven cycle that Karajan recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra between 1951 and 1955 was the first of the four complete cycles that he recorded during his lifetime and is generally considered to be the best. This is the stereo version of the 'Ninth Symphony', taken from original tapes and remastered in 2014.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 'Choral' - Vinyl Edition
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Marga Höffgen (mezzo-soprano), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Otto Edelmann (bass)
Chor der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
- Disc 1 -
1 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso (Stereo Version)
2 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": II. Molto Vivace - Presto (Stereo Version)
- Disc 2 -
1 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": III. Adagio Molto E Cantabile - Andante Moderato (Stereo Version)
2 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IV. Presto - "O Freunde, Nicht Diese Töne!" (Ode to Joy) [Stereo Version]