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Saturday, March 31, 2007

skippy's saturday nite music club



ludwig van beethoven - symphonie no. 9 in d minor, opus 125

4th movement (part 2...the good part) - "ode to joy"

leonard bernstein conducting, among others, the chor des bayerischen rundfunks & rundfunkchor berlin; symphonieorchester des bayerischen rundfunks & members of the sachsische staatskapelle dresden, orchestra of the kirov theatre, london symphony orchestra, new york philharmonic, orchestre de paris

with june anderson, soprano; sarah walker, mezzo-soprano; klaus könig, tenor;and jan-hendrik rootering, bass.

recorded live in schauspielhaus, berlin, december 1989. naxos, the music label that has released this cd, tells us about this concert:

the fall of the berlin wall on november 1989 unleashed a wave of democratisation in central and eastern europe that radically transformed the world order. in a typically grandiose yet eloquent gesture, leonard bernstein spontaneously accepted an invitation to conduct a performance of beethoven’s ninth symphony to celebrate this freedom

in a typically grandiose yet eloquent gesture, bernstein spontaneously accepted an invitation to conduct a performance of beethoven’s ninth symphony to celebrate this freedom

adding to the symbolism of the event, bernstein conducted an orchestra and chorus formed of musicians from both east and west germany (bavarian radio symphony orchestra, staatskapelle dresden), as well as the united states (new york philharmonic), great britain (london symphony), france (orchestre de paris) and the soviet union (orchestra of the kirov theater)
for the true afficianados, here's part 3



and part 4



and if you really want it, you can find part one here.

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5 Comments:

Now you're talking my language, skip.
commented by Blogger Fixer, 6:15 PM PDT  
this fits in perfectly with my recently feelings of schadenfreude. good job, skippy!
commented by Anonymous chiGirl, 6:40 PM PDT  
Good music is all rock'n'roll.

This is no exception.

Good stuff, skippy.
commented by Blogger SteveAudio, 7:55 PM PDT  
well, i would have posted herbert von karajan conducting the berliner philharmonic on this piece, my own personal favorite rendition of ludwig's ninth; however the quality of the youtube post was bad both audibly and visually. also i thought the story behind this clip was far more interesting. and you sure can't go wrong watching leonard bernstein conducting. the guy had soul.
commented by Blogger skippy, 10:18 PM PDT  
I used to own that CD but it vanished at some point (I think it might have left with a roommate). I've been meaning to re-buy it One Of These Days.

Bernstein's passionate joy in his work edges out von Karjan, but that's just MHO.
commented by Blogger fiat lux, 6:42 AM PDT  

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