Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
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||Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro, ma non troppo, un poco maestoso||Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin||17:47||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": II. Molto vivace||Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin||11:45||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio e cantabile - Andante moderato||Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin||18:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Finale - Presto - Allegro Assai||Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin||25:33||Album Only||View In iTunes|
The first recording I ever heard of the Ninth Symphony. Six years later, it's still my favorite recording. It's not perfect; a few times you can hear someone making moaning sounds (apparently from how beautiful the music is), and the timpanist sometimes seems a little off in the scherzo, but it really is a great performance. I highly recommend this as an introduction to Beethoven's 9th, or even classical music in general.
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