(3) Beethoven 9 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Riccardo Muti - YouTube
On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. An exhilarating testament to the human spirit, Beethoven’s Ninth bursts with brooding power and kinetic energy and culminates in the exultant hymn, “Ode to Joy.”
Make sure you have this superb performance on video and audio hooked up to your “big rig” as it is not to be missed. Enjoy. The Audio and Video are top notch.
Proud to have Maestro Muti as Music Director of my hometown band, the CSO. He continues the tradition of Sir George Solti and Daniel Barenboim keeping the CSO in the top echelon of the world’s great orchestras. Lucky to be within walking distance of Symphony Center to see and hear him in the flesh. When we aren’t being shooed away by a nasty virus, that is. Hoping for some restoration of the normal concert season here this fall (including my beloved Lyric Opera).
And according to my old decrepit memory, Beethoven’s 9th is why CDs play, starting from the inside, moving to the outside (opposite of the LP). The total recording time of which was specifically to accommodate this masterpiece.
Growing up in Aurora, I’m with you and never miss an NPR WFMT feed with I can. I used my Sony DAT to record the World Premier of the lost Beethoven Piano Trios live from Murphy Auditorium years ago. I was broadcast like over WFMT. The noise the the HVAC system was so loud they could not release it as a CD. So a recording of the World Premier ( you only get one chance to dot the premier), was lost. They later recorded it again in NYC and it is available on Cedille Records out of Chicago, along with some other great recordings.
I am going to look today to find the recording of this 2015 Chicago Symphony performance.
This is true. Sadly, Lang Lang recorded The Goldberg Variations with all the repeats in place and it took 2 CDs, not one. Most recordings leave them out to make it fit on one CD.