|from Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (SIGCD254)|
1 Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso [14'21]63 minutes 48 seconds 4 tracks
2 Molto vivace [13'27]
3 Adagio molto e cantabile [13'17]
4 Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy' [22'43]
The Mail on Sunday
'This is a performance on period instruments by a chamber orchestra, but that is not to say that the sound lacks body: 44 string players are listed and the woodwind section is doubled. The OAE's playi ...
'No composer has grappled so vigorously with the fundamental physics of harmony as Beethoven does in his first movement, then delivered on such a humane and joyful finale … Mackerras's account ha ...