Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Philharmonia Orchestra, The Philharmonia Chorus, Rebecca Evans (soprano), Patricia Bardon (mezzo soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Derek Welton (bass-baritone)
“The distillation of a lifetime investigating composers’ truest intentions…this account of the work heaps revelation on revelation.” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)
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‘In working with Beethoven’s tempi over the course of many years I have found that they have come to seem absolutely right, and in fact liberating rather than constricting for they open up a wealth of interpretative possibilities that would not work at slower tempi and that seem true to the essence of Beethoven’s musical spirit.’
— Benjamin Zander