Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

Symphony No. 9 “Choral”


Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony
Erin Wall, soprano
Kendall Gladen, mezzo-soprano
William Burden, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Ragnar Bohlin, chorus director

Release Date:

22nd April 2013

Cat No:

AVSFS 0055


£15.99 (Hybrid SACD)


Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy® award-winning San Francisco Symphony release an all-new recording of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. From its stormy opening to the towering fourth movement, Beethoven’s final and perhaps greatest symphony is also one of the most universally loved. The album features the Grammy® award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, bass-baritone Nathan Berg, tenor William Burden, mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen, and soprano Erin Wall. Beethoven’s Ninth is the latest addition to the San Francisco Symphony’s Beethoven discography, and is presented in premium audio hybrid SACD.


Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)
Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
I. 1 Allegro ma non troppe, un poco maestoso (16:23)
II. 2 Molto vivace (11:45)
III. 3 Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato (16:27)
IV. 4 Finale: Ode “To Joy” (26:08)
Total time: (70:41)

Recorded live in PCM 96 kHz/24-bit audio June 27-30, 2012 at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
Producer: Jack Vad

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