Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
from Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (LSO0592)
1 Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso [15'35]
2 Molto vivace [13'50]
3 Adagio molto e cantabile [14'11]
4 Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy' [24'32]
68 minutes 8 seconds 4 tracks
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